Chucho Valdés Trio

Jazz Batá (Digipack)

Malanga Music

Chucho Valdés (p), Germán Velazco (sax, fl), Carlos Emilio Morales (g), Carlos del Puerto (b), Enrique Plá (d), Oscar Valdés, Jorge El Niño Alfonso (perc)

Reference: MM802

Bar code: 8436019588024

Includes a comprehensive 16-page booklet.

This CD is part of an exquisite new collection from Malanga Music, established with the purpose of uncovering outstanding rare material by legendary figures in the history of Cuban music. This material had been previously locked away in the vaults collecting dust, but two years of extensive investigation in Havana's Areíto studio archives have brought these gems to light.

All these CDs have been digitised directly from the original masters, and many of them have never been previously released on CD! These editions also boast 16 or 20-page comprehensive booklets featuring previously unissued photos and texts in both English and Spanish, written by important Cuban musicologists and journalists.


01. Irakere
02. Son Nº. 2
03. Neurosis
04. Laureen
05. Palia
06. Tema De Chaka
07. Rabo De Nube
08. Zanaith
09. Son Para Leyanis
10. Claudia

Album details

Total Time: 77:35 min.

Tracks #1-5, from "Jazz Batá" (Areíto LP, 1972)
Tracks #6-10, taken from "Tema de Chaka" (Areíto LP, 1982)

Chucho Valdés (p), Germán Velazco (sax; fl), Carlos Emilio Morales (g), Carlos del Puerto (b), Enrique Plá (d), Oscar Valdés (percussion), Jorge El Niño Alfonso (congas).

Press reviews

"Conceptually speaking, these recordings were a direct antecedent of the band Irakere. The first five tracks -recorded in the 70's for the LP Jazz Batá- were performed with a Cuban version of a traditional jazz trio: piano, bass and batá drums, which replaced jazz' s typical trap drum set."

-María Elena Mendiola, Havana, September 2006.


15,95 €  (tax incl.)

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