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Harold Lopez-Nussa: New Day

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Havana-native pianist/composer Harold López-Nussa is not an unknown entity. He has released five recordings previous to the present New Day and all before 30 years of age. His is a an assertive Latin Jazz infused with the essence of Western Europe. His training includes the Manuel Saumell and Amadeo Roldán Conservatories, graduating with a specialty in Classic Piano from the Higher Institute of Arts. His attention eventually turned toward jazz, an area he has continued to expand and expound upon since. New Day is mostly in a trio format, propelled by López-Nussa insistent and sure left hand. ...

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Harold Lopez-Nussa: New Day

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Following in the footsteps and tradition of Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Roberto Fonseca, Harold López-Nussa is at the forefront of a new generation of Cuban jazz pianists, one that includes Rolando Luna and Marialy Pacheco--fellow winners of the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. López-Nussa's win in 2005 launched an international career that has since seen him play the world's great jazz festivals and collaborate with such notables as vibraphonist Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sanchez and trumpeter Christian Scott on the album Ninety Miles (Concorde Picante, 2011). After recording two albums in France, López-Nussa returns to Cuba and his ...



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