Featuring Irakere's members Paquito D'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval and Jorge Varona. Also, Buena Vista Social Club trumpet player Guajiro Mirabal.
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Emiliano Salvador never achieved the international success of other top Cuban jazzmen such as Paquito D'Rivera, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Arturo Sandoval and Chucho Valdes. In 1992, at age 41, Salvador died in his sleep of a heart attack. Valdes called him "the best pianist of his generation," and the words "Cuba's Jazz Legend" on the front of this CD's packaging are not mere hype. An accomplished drummer and percussionist, Salvador's piano playing could be intensely rhythmic and driving, and he was a diverse stylist overall, as likely to perform jazz versions of more traditional chachas, sambas, mambos, and danzons as he was to stretch out and burn on straight-ahead Latin jazz tunes.
An introduction to the highly praised Cuban jazz pianist, one that culls from sessions that span the decade from 1978 to 1988. The album starts out with a piano solo, moves into a tune featuring Bobby Carcases on vocals, and Arturo Sandoval and El Guajiro on trumpets plus a full big band that includes Changuito. It's of its time, sounding American, Brazilian and Cuban all at once, with Salvador tearing it up on piano. Recommended.
Emiliano Salvador is one of those musicians admired by all musicians and specially the ones that play the piano; he is what American jazzmen call a pianist's pianist. Salvador has turned into a legend, not only among Cubans but also in all Afro Caribbean music and Latin jazz scenes.
Check out a tribute to to Emiliano Salvador I've previously posted here
Afro-Cuban Jazz Project - A Puerto Padre [FLAC] TQMP
01- Una manana de domingo
02- Luna Wanestain
03- En una volanta actual
04- Para luego es tarde
05- Puerto Padre
06- Son de la loma
07- Zapateo para una bella dama
08- El montuno
09- Cancion a Isela
10- Son en 7/4