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Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Supernova

Read "Supernova" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Cuban Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba burst onto the American jazz scene in the early 1990s with his over-caffeinated piano gymnastics. To be fair to the young performer, he had musical talent beyond his years, and with the State Departments restrictions on his appearances in the US he would squeeze an entire tour into one night’s concert. Since ...

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio: Supernova

Read "Supernova" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The title of Gonzalo Rubalcaba's latest trio effort bears heavy ironic overtones. While the heavenly flash of light makes regular appearances on Supernova, most of this disc consists of extremely well-grounded pieces with earthy flavors. Like it or not, every single piece here has an intense rhythmic focus. That emphasis on rhythm has been Rubalcaba's signature ...