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Solos – The Jazz Sessions – Gonzalo Rubalcaba
SOLOS: the jazz sessions is a 39 part television music profile/performance series. Each episode features complete musical pieces, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with some of today’s most notable jazz artists. Shot in HDTV with multiple moving cameras and a medley of elegant, cinematic lighting designs, SOLOS: the jazz sessions showcases an exciting and dynamic variety of jazz styles – from the blues and boogie-woogie to bebop and beyond.
In this unique program, Gonzalo Rubalcaba displays his remarkable sensitivity toward the musical traditions from which he emerged and later embraced. As one of the most important figures to emerge from Afro-Cuban jazz in the ’90s, Rubalcaba is an extraordinarily versatile pianist able to blend disparate strands of Cuban and American jazz traditions into a fresh, modern whole. By the time he arrived on the international jazz stage in the late ’80s, he had already established a name for himself and is now was widely considered one of the great virtuosos of the music.
- Won a Grammy in 2001 for ‘Best Latin Jazz Performance’
- Charted on Billboard ‘Top Jazz Albums’ in ’91, ’92, ’93, ’99, ’01, ’06, ’08
- In 2002, he shared the title of ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Montreal Jazz Festival with fellow pianist Chucho Valdés
Awards and Accreditations:
‘One of the most important figures to emerge from Afro-Cuban jazz in the ’90s’
—Steve Huey, ALL MUSIC GUIDE
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