Lopez-Nussa, Harold - El Viaje CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-MAC 1114
“Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, of a musical family, is well-versed in classical and jazz piano as well as with Cuban popular music. He played with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, performed with Buena Vista Social Club artists, and won awards at Montreaux Jazz Festival. Here we hear his Latin jazz renditions of his own compositions and works by Thelonious Monk, Chucho Valdés, uncle Ernán López-Nussa, Aldo López-Gavilán, and Miguel Nuñez. López-Nussa plays electronic keyboard, too, and has guest musicians on trumpet or flugelhorn, bass, percussion, and his father Ruy Francisco López-Nussa and brother Ruy Adrian López-Nussa on drums. The music is beautiful and charming. Lobo's Cha, a son ballad, has a classical music feeling — Chopin comes to mind — but the music throughout the album, with its powerful rhythms, urge the listener to dance. One track, however, Inspiración en Connecticut, is a mainstream, driving tour de force, and Oriente, with the bell-like ringing of water-filled glasses, is a gentle free jazz ballad. Some vocals are heard across the album, mainly as backing. The album itself is recorded and mixed in Havana with care, offering superb sound. Harold López-Nussa is a master among the acoustic keys, offering a variety of tunes and arrangements. I can well understand why the audience at Montreaux honored him. This is an outstanding album.”-Dr Debra Jan Bibel
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