FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11 October 2004
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Cuban Jazz Pianist & Composer Manuel Valera Makes Impressive Recording Debut As Leader With Release of Forma Nueva"
Self-Produced Session of Original Material Features John Patitucci, Bill Stewart, Horacio El Negro Hernandez" & Seamus Blake
Cuban jazz pianist Manuel Valera makes his impressive recording debut as a leader with the release of Forma Nueva" (MAVO Records 1101), an authoritative set of post-bop jazz with Latin overtones that showcases his impressive skills as an instrumentalist and composer. The self-produced session of original material -- which features the all-star line-up of bassist John Patitucci, drummers Bill Stewart and Horacio El Negro" Hernandez and saxophonist Seamus Blake -- heralds the arrival of a notable new jazz talent in no uncertain terms. In his liner notes to the CD veteran jazz journalist Howard Mandel writes: It
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