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Aldemar Valentin

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Bassist and composer Aldemar Valentin is one of the most sought after bassists currently based out of Puerto Rico. Aldemar holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Masters in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Aldemar currently teaches at the Inter American University/Metropolitan Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico and continues to perform with the top acts in the country. Valentin's performance and recording resume is quite impressive as he has been associated with the likes of Miguel Zenón, Nestor Torres, Danilo Pérez, Edsel Gomez, Paoli Mejias, Rakalam Bob Moses, Pedro Guzman, Dave Valentin, David Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez, Efrain Toro, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Mintzer, Paquito D'Rivera, Holograma, Amuni Nazer, Luis Marin, Luis Perdomo, Jorge Laboy, Fernando Matina, Ricardo Pons & Causa Comun, Angel David Matos/Jazz Boricua, and Charlie Sepulveda among many others

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Article: Interview

Miguel Zenon: Celebrating the Music of La Isla

Read "Miguel Zenon: Celebrating the  Music of La Isla" reviewed by Steve Bryant


For the last decade, saxophonist Miguel Zenón has distinguished himself as one of the most innovative and creative musicians in the modern jazz idiom. The Puerto Rican-born altoist accomplished this feat by reaching back to the musical and cultural traditions of his island. On groundbreaking recordings such as Jibaro (Marsalis Music, 2005) and Esta Plena (Marsalis ...

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Article: Album Review

Miguel Zenon & The Rhythm Collective: Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico

Read "Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Puerto Rican pride oozes from every album under alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón's name. Most recently, he explored plena music in a jazz context on the winning Esta Plena (Marsalis Music, 2009), and put a new spin on songs from the Puerto Rican Songbook with Alma Adentro (Marsalis Music, 2011). While those projects differ greatly, with rough-and-tumble ...

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Video

Aldemar Valentin /L. Raul Romero/Mario Pereira - Rebirth

Featuring the music of Aldemar Valentin
Duration: 9:15

Aldemar Valentin - bass L. Raul Romero - guitar Mario Pereira - drums Live @ Il' Jazz Club, San Juan PR
Album

Ficciones

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Ficciones; Santurce Triste; Cacique Rebelde; Amistad; Saga.

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Article: Album Review

Aldemar Valentin: Ficciones

Read "Ficciones" reviewed by James Nadal


From Ficciones' opening title track, Aldemar Valentín's ensemble wastes no time in heading right for the fast lane. On his second outing as leader, the bassist/producer has assembled a tight group, with the intent of performing his compositions in a progressive jazz format. Co-producer L. Raúl Romero lays down impressive guitar work throughout, his chord structures ...

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News: Recording

Bassist/Composer Aldemar Valentin Releases "Finding My Path"

Bassist/Composer Aldemar Valentin Releases "Finding My Path"

Music by Aldemar Valentin Album Finding My Path Ricardo Pons - Baritone Sax/Flute Raul Romero - Guitar Efran Martnez - Drums Aldemar Valentin - bass guitar Compositions by Aldemar Valentin (BMI) Modern harmonies, Pan-American rhythms and improvisation. Live Recording. Recorded live at Araba Cafe ...


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