by Chris Mosey
Alfredo Rodriguez is the classically trained son of Cuban singer/composer Alfredito" Rodriguez. In 2009, he accompanied his father on a concert tour of Mexico, decided not to return to his homeland, and asked for political asylum in the U.S. Once there, he began a music career aided by veteran producer Quincy Jones. In 2015, he won a Grammy nomination for his arrangement of the classic Latin American folk song Guantanamera" at the 57th GRAMMY Awards.Pedrito Martinez is a ...read more
by Dan Bilawsky
When running down the names of notable and somewhat recent Cuban exports in the jazz realm, Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez both rank at the top of the list. Rodriguez, a conservatory trained pianist with a strong familial connection to the aural arts, came under the wing of the great Quincy Jones back in 2006. He made his way to the United States three years later and began taking the world by storm when he delivered his stunning debut--Sounds Of ...read more
by Giovanni Russonello
Alfredo Rodriguez Trio Jazz Standard New York, New York July 28,2009
Alfredo Rodriguez is fond of saying that music has been his life since he was very young. The thing is, he's still very young.
But the story of this 23-year-old pianist's daring defection from Cuba, his uncanny virtuosity--enough to pique the interest of Quincy Jones--and his all-hands-on-deck enthusiasm at the keyboard indicate that music will be his fiber for as long ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
Muy Caliente Por El Fuego De Madera ...
In the wake of the moribund condition of the fine Naxos Jazz label, Naxos World pick up the slack with an excellent Cubano jazz release by the famous Cuban expatriate Alfredo Rodriguez. Born in Havana in 1936, Rodriguez percolated in that musical melting pot, assimilating classical and jazz influences until 1960 when he moved to Manhattan where he stayed until he migrated to another Cuban–dense community, Miami, where he lived and worked ...read more