Chucho Valdés & Paquito D’Rivera: New Album & Tour Coming Soon

Chucho Valdés & Paquito D’Rivera Reunion Sextet: I Missed You Too!

In 1962, two of the most influential and talented instrumentalists that Cuba ever produced were brought together. Saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera was invited to hear pianist Chucho Valdés at a local club in his Marianao neighborhood of South Havana. The two soon became a musical partnership that helped shape jazz in Cuba. Their paths would separate in 1980 when D’Rivera left Cuba. Sixty years after their initial meeting, the pair has finally reunited to create a monumental new recording. Their album I Missed You Too! marks D’Rivera and Valdés’ first recording since they were both members of Cuba’s most influential jazz/fusion ensemble, Irakere.

Chucho Valdés & Paquito D'Rivera Reunion Sextet: I Missed You Too! - Album cover artwork by Omar Corrales Mora
Chucho Valdés & Paquito D’Rivera Reunion Sextet: I Missed You Too! – Album cover artwork by Omar Corrales Mora

Tracks

1. Mambo Influenciado; 2. Mozart a la Cubana; 3. I Missed You Too!; 4. Pac-Man; 5. Claudia; 6. El Maja de Vento; 7. El Dí­a Que Me Quieras.

Personnel

Chucho Valdés, piano; Paquito D’Rivera, saxophone, clarinet; Diego Urcola, trumpet and valve trombone; Dafnis Prieto, drums; Roberto Vizcaino Jr., percussion, Armando Gola, acoustic and electric bass.

Chucho Valdés y Paquito D’Rivera 2022 Reunion Tour

Chucho Valdés and Paquito D’Rivera – Two of the greatest figures of Cuban music – meet again in June 2022, performing together as part of their joint world Reunion Tour, presenting their new album, I Missed You Too, which will be released on Sunnyside Records next July 2022. Chucho Valdés, Afro-Cuban jazz composer and pianist and founder of the Irakere group -one of the most transcendental groups in the entire musical history of the Caribbean country- and Paquito D’Rivera, Cuban jazz master, clarinetist and saxophonist, will merge their art and music performing old hits, some of them already Latin Jazz standards, classics from the Latin American repertoire, and also new compositions.

Chucho Valdés & Paquito D'Rivera 2022 Tour
Chucho Valdés & Paquito D’Rivera 2022 Tour
Danilo Navas
Danilo Navas
Founder, Editor, Webmaster: Latin Jazz Network, World Music Report, Toronto Music Report. A passionate and committed communicator with a sensibility for the arts based in Toronto, Canada.

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