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Ramon Valle

Cuban pianist Ramon Valle is a seasoned veteran with the explosive energy of a racehorse straight out of the gate. At this pivotal point in his career, Valle is on the runway and primed for TAKE OFF. Ramon’s stage presence is commanding, whether within the ranks of an orchestra or leading a trio. His performances and stage presence are charismatic, his music – intoxicating. No longer a diamond-in-the-rough, he is the perfectly cut gem. “Sometimes I feel like a troubadour,” he says, “because I tell stories, but stories without words.” Under the guidance and Management of world-renown Producer Suzi Reynolds, Valle’s career has been sculpted to not only showcase his versatility as a composer, arranger, and performer of his own works, but on his forthcoming release, also offers his own ‘take-offs’ on the great works of other artists, passionately interpreting the harmonies of Stevie Wonder, the poignant lyrics of Leonard Cohen and the spirit of John Coltrane. Valle was only seven when he began studying the piano at the Escuela Nacional de Arte in his hometown of Holguín, Cuba

The Time Is Now

Label: In + Out Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Timeless Generations; The Time Is Now; Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough; Te Extraño (dancing with my mother); Anything To Make You Smile; Mamita Yo Te Quiero; A Taste Of Today; Little, Irreplaceable Things; For My Father; Ya Ves; News In 7 Days

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Ramon Valle: The Amsterdam transplant remains rooted in Cuba

Read "Ramon Valle: The Amsterdam transplant remains rooted in Cuba" reviewed by Joan Gannij

After transplanting himself to Amsterdam 20 years ago, Ramon Valle's island roots still run deep. Valle was raised in the eastern part of Cuba, in Holguin, in a musical family, with a trumpeter father, a mother who sang and recited poems, and five sisters; four who played piano, and another who was a multi-instumentalist, playing saxophone, ...

The Art Of Two

Label: In + Out Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Johana; Love for Marah; Elguanajo Relleno; Alena; Monologo; Latin for Two; Tu Mi Delirio; Mi Guajira Con Tumbao; Puentes; Amigos

Take OFF

Label: In + Out Records
Released: 2015

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Rigas Ritmi 2015

Read "Rigas Ritmi 2015" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rigas Ritmi Riga, Latvia July 1-4, 2015 The 15th anniversary of Rigas Ritmi was celebrated in fine style in Latvia's beautiful capital city. Māris Briežkalns, the festival's artistic director, had programmed Latvian artists and internationally-known musicians in a mix of large and small, old and new, venues. From the mediaeval ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

44 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Francesco Tristano, Ramon Valle Trio con Jesse Van Ruller y Fred Hersch

Read "44 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Francesco Tristano, Ramon Valle Trio con Jesse Van Ruller y Fred Hersch" reviewed by Joan Fargas

Francesco Tristano44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaL'Auditori--Sala 231 de octubre 2012El joven pianista Francesco Tristano fue el encargado de abrir el ciclo del festival de jazz de Barcelona llamado Clàssics en la sala de cámara de L'Auditori. Toda una declaración de principios para un interesante ciclo sin prejuicios que ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012: October 5-6, 2012

Read "Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012: October 5-6, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting Amsterdam, The NetherlandsOctober 5-6, 2012With Jazzahead! 2012--the annual European jazz trade fair--demonstrating that jazz is, if not exactly big business, then certainly bigish business, it's no surprise to find that The Netherlands' biannual Dutch Jazz & World Meeting is making the same salient point, albeit more narrowly ...

Flashes From Holland

Label: RVS Music
Released: 2011

Fabulas

Label: BMC Music
Released: 2009


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