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Rubén González

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The young Rubén González was an accomplished classical pianist and in his youth was planning to become a doctor. In 1941 he gave up his studies of classical music and medicine to begin his professional career playing dance music, playing with most of the major orchestras in Cuba. He began his recording career in 1943 with the pioneering bandleader Arsenio Rodríguez, who would help revolutionize the sound of Cuban music. Rubén said that he approached the piano not as an accompanying instrument but one that also ‘leads’, whilst still maintaining the rhythm. Arsenio became a major influence on Rubén’s playing style and his outlook on life, giving him some invaluable advice that he has always tried to follow

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Take Five with Liga Latina

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Meet Liga Latina Liga Latina is a unique gathering of driven Scandinavian musicians for whom it is a passion to convey the legacy of styles that originate hereof, at a high artistic and international level. Their acclaimed compositions as well as interpretations of the Latin song book, form an energetic sphere where creativity and respect for ...

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Article: Album Review

Origin Story: Good Friday

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Past and present converge on Good Friday, the persuasive debut from Origin Story—the Dublin-trio of Greg Felton, Matthew Jacobson and Cormac O'Brien. Formerly known as F-JOB, the trio has been gigging since 2016, though the three musicians' paths have crossed in various settings over many more years. On these seven originals it is a case of ...

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Roberto Fonseca: Viaggio oltre gli schemi e le barriere

Read "Roberto Fonseca: Viaggio oltre gli schemi e le barriere" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Figura di spicco del Latin jazz del nuovo millennio Roberto Fonseca racchiude in sé le eterogenee influenze europee ed africane che hanno caratterizzato l'evoluzione della musica popolare cubana, sua terra di origine. L'energia espressa con sorprendente tecnica pianistica affonda le radici nello spirito piu profondo delle tradizioni dell'isola caraibica tradotte, lontano da inutili stereotipi, in ponti ...

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Hugh Coltman: Who's Happy?

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Trasferitosi a Parigi nel 1999 dopo la separazione dal gruppo rock blues The Hoax, il cantante inglese Hugh Coltman ha realizzato una carriera solista con varie collaborazioni (tra cui quella col pianista Eric Legnini e le cantanti Krystle Warren, Vanessa Paradis e Mayra Andrade) più un temporaneo ritorno con la vecchia band. In terra ...

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Introducing...Rubén González

Label: World Circuit
Released: 2017
Track listing: La Engañadora; Cumbanchero; Tres Lindas Cubanas (Extended); Melodía Del Rio; Mandinga; Siboney; Almendra; Tumbao (Extended); Como Siento Yo; Descarga Ruben Y Cachaito (Previously Unreleased).

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Article: Album Review

Rubén González: Introducing...Rubén González

Read "Introducing...Rubén González" reviewed by James Nadal


When Cuban piano master Rubén González was brought out of self-imposed retirement, at age seventy seven, in 1996, for a recording by the Afro Cuban All Stars, A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, he had not played in over ten years, and did not even own a piano. After hearing González on those sessions, producer/guitarist Ry Cooder ...

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News: Recording

"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

RE-ISSUE FEATURES EXTENDED AND UNRELEASED TRACKS ON DOUBLE 180gm VINYL AND CD “The greatest piano soloist I have ever heard in my life. He’s like a Cuban cross between Thelonious Monk and Felix the Cat.” —Ry Cooder “Gonzalez was known for his suave virtuosity and playful charisma.” —NPR Music Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez, the classic debut album by ...

Album

Momentos

Label: Escondida Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Date Una Vueltecita; Enriqueta; Fabiando; Como Siente Yo; Nuestra Cancion; Prestame La Bicicleta; Indestructible; Ambrosio; Mil Congojas; Zancudo; Yo Te Enseno Lola; Que Infelicidad; Fantoche; Tu Corazon Otra Vez; Todo Aquel Ayer.


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