El Marqués del Marfil · Grabaciones indispensables 1954-1965 (3-CD) Digipack

Tumbao Cuban Classics

Israel 'Cachao' López, Orlando 'Cachaíto' López, Alejandro 'El Negro' Vivar, Emilio Peñalver, Juan Pablo Miranda, Walfredo de los Reyes Jr., José Antonio Méndez, Chico O'Farrill, Richard Egües, Tata Güines, Joseíto Fernández, Guillermo Barreto, Gustavo Ta

Reference: TCD314

Bar code: 8427328113144

Although more than 25 years have passed since the disappearance of the great pianist, composer and arranger Pedro Peruchín Justiz, his personal piano style, of effortlessly mixing touches of North American jazz with the diverse genres of popular Cuban music, will never be forgotten.

This phenomenal triple-CD pays homage to the man and his art and brings together for the first time his essential piano recordings with groups throughout the Fifties and Sixties, as well as pieces on which he and his group accompany singers such as Julio César and Joseíto Fernández and others like those with the Riverside, Julio Gutiérrez and Chico OFarrill orchestras. In all of the work he did, whether under his own leadership or as accompanist, Peruchíns piano was always at the forefront.

The 34-page booklet contains many unpublished photos and material and tells the story of this legendary pianist who influenced fabulous pianists as Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca, Chucho Valdés and many others.


Dominó los más variados géneros musicales cubanos: son, guajira-son, danzón, bolero, mambo, chachachá, y sus característicos tumbaos, su inventiva armónica y sus improvisaciones en las que se funden el fraseo cubano y el jazzístico, hacen de él uno de los grandes pianistas de nuestra música popular de todos los tiempos.
- Leonardo Acosta, El Jazz en Cuba

Figura cumbre de la pianística cubana. Imposible escuchar cuatro compases sin identificarle. Igual de diestro en tumbaos y montunos que en racimos y frases que trunca, como Monk, a su manera. Abundan quienes le citan sin conocerle.
- Nat Chediak, Diccionario del Jazz Latino

Pedro 'Peruchin' Justiz was probably to Latin piano playing what Charlie Parker was to saxophone playing. Everyone from Eddie Palmieri to Chucho Valdes has been influenced by the innovations and style of this genius.
- Raúl Rico Jr.,

68 tracks:


Sample this album
Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
Total time: 198:56 min.

Album details

Personnel and dates:
1-8: 1954. Peruchín, his piano and rhythm.
9-10: 1956. Cuban All-Stars directed by Peruchín & Julio Gutiérrez: Peruchín, Julio Gutiérrez (piano), Alejandro "El Negro" Vivar (trompeta), Eddy Escrich (alto sax), Emilio Peñalver (tenor sax), Juan Pablo Miranda (flauta), Salvador Vivar (bajo), Jesús "Chuchú" Ezquijarrosa (timbales), Oscar Valdés (bongó), Marcelino Valdés (tumbadora), Walfredo de los Reyes Jr. (drums), José Antonio Méndez (guitarra eléctrica).
11-14: 1957. Chico O'Farrill & His Cuban All-Stars featuring soloists Richard Egües (flute), Osvaldo Peñalver (alto sax), Emilio Peñalver (tenor sax), Peruchín (piano), Israel López "Cachao" (bass), Tata Güines (tumbadora).
15-17: 1957-1959. Orquesta Riverside: Pedro Vila (alto sax, director), Marcos Urbay, Antonio Temprano, Enrique Osorio, Julio Temprano (trumpets), Emilio Temprano (trombone), René Ravelo, Antonio López (alto sax), Gregorio Vienes, Asdrubal Díaz (tenor sax), Peruchín (piano), Orlando López "Cachaíto" (bass), Edgar Díaz (drums), Pedro Soroa (tumbadora), Braudilio Carbonell (bongoes), Tito Gómez (vocals).
18-19: ca 1959. Peruchín y sus Muchachos. Sings Julio César.
20: ca 1960. Orchestra directed by Peruchín. Sings Joseíto Fernández.

1-12: 1960. Peruchín with Afro-Cuban Rhythm: Cachaito, bajo; Guillermo Barreto, drums; Gustavo Tamayo, güiro; Yeyito Iglesias, bongó; Tata Güines, tumbadora.
13-24: 1960. Peruchín & His Big Leaguers

1-3: 1960. Peruchín with Afro-Cuban Rhythm.
4-7: 1963. Peruchín with Afro-Cuban Rhythm 6-9:
8-19: ca.1965. Peruchín & his Orchestra.
20-21: 1962. Orchestra directed by Peruchín. Peruchín (piano solos)

All songs recorded in Havana, Cuba.

39,95 €  (tax incl.)

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