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SAMEDI 11 SEPTEMBRE 2010 20:00

visuelGonzalo Rubalcaba Piano Solo Gonzalooooo, Cubain que l’on ne pourrait imaginer que festif, capable, en un éclair, de passer de la virtuosité la plus folle au susurrement le plus doux. Dans l’épreuve du feu de l’exercice en solitaire, son génie prend une toute autre épaisseur. Pouvant littéralement tout jouer, Rubalcaba n’est que plus touchant dans cette mise à nu de son art, vaste toile où résonne l’art de Frank Emilio, McCoy Tyner ou même Robert Schumann ! Qu’il soit volubile ou en retenue, le pianiste de La Havane est une saga à lui seul. Sa virtuosité a beau être démoniaque, son style est toujours d’une beauté formelle sans équivalent.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Révélé par son ami Dizzy Gillespie

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Il a joué avec les plus grands : Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Chuco Valdez, Ron Carter, Giovanni Hidalgo et Al DiMéola. Révélé par son ami Dizzy Gillespie, Gonzalo Rubalcaba fait partie de ces immenses pianistes de jazz à qui rien n’y personne ne peut résister. Surdoué du clavier et du contretemps, il s’est inspiré de ses illustres prédécesseurs avant d’inspirer à son tour les jeunes pousses du jazz international.

A moins de 50 ans, le cubain se met à nu dans des concerts en solo relevés d’afro-jazz, oscillant entre l’héritage musical de La Havane, le jazz des années 40 à 70 et certains thèmes classiques ! Depuis sa signature chez Blue Note aux Etats-Unis, il a enregistré une quinzaine d’albums pour ce label mythique.

Artiste généreux et pianiste énergique, il est également poète à ses heures : « Nous devons écrire un livre où chaque chapitre veut dire fraternité. loyauté et confrontation avec la tradition. Nouveaux sons, nouvelles couleurs, nouveaux espaces pour l’imagination. Et alors nous comprenons que la mer, la musique, l’homme, un baiser, sont tous ensemble une seule chose : la grâce ».

Esprits Nomades: Notes De Passage, Notes De Partage

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Le piano chargé d’épices

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Il nous est venu un grand bateau chargé de mille épices de Cuba, il tangue, il danse et se pose sur le vent.
Toutes ses odeurs sont étalées sur les quais des touches noires et blanches. Ses lumières étaient attendues depuis longtemps, par ceux qui agitaient les mouchoirs blancs des rêves de musique au goût de rhum.
Et ce fut un des derniers grands cadeaux du doux fêlé, Dizzy Gillespie, de nous révéler Gonzalo Rubalcaba, son ami cubain. Pianiste et compositeur né à La Havane en 1963. il a su faire une belle mixture tout à la fois de sa formation classique, de son écoute passionnée des naufrageurs du jazz (Monk, Bill Evans. Coltrane),- ceux qui allument des pièges sur nos plages, sans oublier les concoctions délirantes des sorciers cubains musiciens ou chamans. Il a fait mijoter le tout, à laisser revenir au feu très doux de la lune et puis il a servi bien chaud ces piments de la nuit.
Longtemps exilé dans son île, il jouait en rond, et puis le lac de sa musique devint pleine mer. Et il devint une île au cœur du monde. Que ce soit avec ses musiciens cubains, ou avec ses pairs Charlie Haden et d’autres.

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On l’attendait dans le royaume parfois vermoulu du jazz, un peu comme on attend les barbares. Son jazz afro-cubain a surpris par sa fraîcheur, sa vitalité, son énergie lâchée comme des chevaux noirs. Sa virtuosité ébouriffante, sa gentillesse chaleureuse, son piano à vif, tout cela a parlé pour lui, plutôt timide. Il suffit que la joie danse sur son piano, s’il le regarde souvent droit dans les yeux ce n’est pas isolément mais immersion. En apnée dans ses rêves, il pétrit la mélodie de ses mains ; En répétition il croise toutes les idées de ses amis, montrant une phrase à la batterie et à l’écoute du ventre de la terre africaine qui passe juste à côté.

Rebondissement des peaux. Son, danzon, rumba, fanfare cubaine, salsa bien sûr, s’entrechoquent dans un éclatant orage tropical. Que d’oiseaux ivres de rhum et de danse dans les tempêtes musicales de Gonzalo Rubalcaba ! Sa musique au tabac rouge des mers des Caraïbes, donne la fièvre.
« Nous devons écrire un livre où chaque chapitre veut dire fraternité. loyauté et confrontation avec la tradition. Nouveaux sons, nouvelles couleurs, nouveaux espaces pour l’imagination Et alors nous comprenons que la mer, la musique, l’homme, un baiser, sont tous ensemble une seule chose : la grâce » ainsi parle Gonzalo.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba est un brasseur de couleurs, ciel bleu-profond dans la tête, notes de fruits rouges à pleins paniers. Large deviennent les bateaux du jazz. L’entendre donne le goût des palmes, des rires dans le soleil, une envie de danser avec son prochain.
Le jazz redevient si simple quand il suffit d’écouter ses pieds, de s’enivrer de cette musique sans ombre, comme une lame de fond.

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Discographie

Live in Havana (1989)

Giraldilla (1990)

Discovery: Live at Montreux (1990)

The Blessing (1991)

Images: Live at Mt. Fuji (1991)

Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Rapsodia (1992)

Imagine (1993)

Diz (1993)

Concatenacion (1995)
The trio, 1997

Flying Colors (1998) ave Joe Lovano

Antiguo (1998)
Standards, 1998

Inner Voyage (2001)

Inicio (2001)

Nocturne (2001) avec Charlie Haden
Supernova, 2002

Paseo (2004) avec New Cuban Quartet
Land Of The Sun (2004) avec Charlie Haden

Solo (2006) (

Avatar (2008)

Fé (2010)

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Date de mise à jour : 08/03/2005

JAZZIZ CUBA ! January 1998

Rubalcaba is a Cuban citizen, travels on a Cuban passport, visits Cuba frequently. As such, his activities in the States have been proscribed by our legislated commercial blockade of the island, though he’s found some ways around those bounds. In fact outside of those who’ve defected, no other single Cuban musician has enjoyed Rubalcaba’s high profile and privileges here – at least not since lrakere’s triumphs during Jimmy Carter’s presidency Now, after five years of Cuban-government-approved residency in the Dominican Republic, Rubalcaba recently has been permitted to retain his Cuban citizenship while moving his family (including two children) to a home outside Miami. Miami! The pianist’s first professional engagements in that city; just two years ago, resulted in bomb threats. Miami is home to some exiles and extremists who resent anyone who does not denounce Cuba’s four-decade-old revolution, especially artists who might be construed to be celebrating it. But Rubalcaba is 34, and Castro’s Cuba is the only one he’s ever known. Chatting before an evening’s gig at NewYork’s Iridium with his U.S.based touring trio (bassist David Finck and drummer Ignacio Berroa), the trim, dark pianist reflects on his experience. “The level of social and political confrontation of Cuban musicians in Florida is more intense than anywhere else in the country However; my concern is not about acceptance by Cubans. I believe my reception should have more to do with my professional stance than my political stance,” That’s generally been the case: Rubalcaba’s musical reputation in the U.S. has been established primarily through albums issued and promoted by American Blue Note, Although to circumvent prohibitions against the transfer of hard currency to Cubans, the productions have originated with and been leased from Japanese firms. This situation has resulted in some career anomalies: Rubalcaba’s most recent recording, a complicated work titled Antigua, is currently out on japanese Toshiba/EMI. But in American record bins, his newest release is the more casual Flying Colors, a series of duets with all-American sax hero joe Lovano, produced by Lovano directly for Blue Note. “I feel each CD release is a reflection ofwhere Iam personally and professionally,” Rubalcaba explains, with the air of being slightly miffed. “Antigua features my Cuban quartet with many guests from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and it was recorded in Havana, Germany; Santo Domingo, and NewYork over two years. A huge project, an ample musical proposal, involving many different persons and a lot of my writing.” Antigua is an ambitious effort, arguably a concerto, that confounds expectations and categorizations. Flying Colors is, by contrast playfully spontaneous, sometimes moving and intimate, but not a self-conscious state-ment or result of arduous labors. On it, Lovano and Rubalcaba skip from standards by Irving Berlin, Monk, and Ornette to their own original tunes to free-jazz forays, enhancing each other’s expressions as they go. “Joe Lovano and I recorded last January, in one day-long session in New York” Rubalcaba says, He’s proud enough of their pairing. ‘The most important thing about Joe Lovano, amongst the whole wave of musicians who’ve cropped up in the last 15 years,” he says, “is that he’s knowledgeable about jazz from a historical point of view, but he’s found his own proper voice, an inner voice. As collaborators, Lovano and I share certain preoccupations with bnnging back aspects ofthe music of the past, and that’s why we’ve come together as we have. We share a sense of responsibility perhaps devotion, to maintaining and building upon certain styles, discovering new ways to expand upon their fundamentals:’ ”The thing about Gonzalo that’s so beautiful:’ Lovano points out, “is, sure, he’s a virtuoso, but he’s also a really sensitive player who doesn’t fall in anyone bag. I’ve never felt for a second that he’s forced me to play over a groove or a vamp, or laid out anything and said, There, just play over it.’ More than the tunes we play, it’s the way we’ve played together; our communication, our freedom within the beat, and the concept of trying to shape the music and create each tune that makes what we do happen.” Of course, they’re well-matched: Lovano is from a firmly rooted musical Cleveland family. He trained on-the-job, polished his skills at Berklee, and tested himself for two decades in crucibles of jazz, professionalism. A voracious instrumentalist, Lovano comes off as a hearty neighborhood guy, typically prevailing with bop-to-Tranebased bluesy and urbane songs. His great strengths are outgoing forthrightness, warmth, energy, and conviction. In comparison, Rubalcaba’s jazz background is less pronounced than his bold command of European classical traditions (particularly late Romanticism) and his seemingly intuitive grasp of specifically Cuban forms. Indeed, he exudes Afro-Cubanismo, and almost immediately upon taking a seat at the piano will summon up melodic conceits as wide and deep as the ocean, aswirl with harmonic complexities and raging crosscurrents of polyrhythmic swing. Although often propulsive and indelibly Latin, Rubalcaba’s sound is less confined than ennobled by its Cuban sources. His is an expansive music for listening, and listening is one of his best skills that’s demonstrated by the connections he forged with American-born jazzmen including Dizzy Gillespie and Ron Carter. “I’m beginning to work with a lot of different musicians,” he says,'”which has advantages and disadvantages. These increased contacts have helped me grow musically; but at the same time, they’ve introduced irregularities that don’t exist within a steady band or group or collective. I’d like to establish more stability soon.” He retains ties to his longtime Cuban band members, but trumpeter Reynaldo Melian still lives in Cuba, and drummer Julio Barreto has been touring with Roy Hargrove’s Crisol. During his youth, Rubalcaba knew his current drummer, Ignacio Berroa, as a Havana session star: “Ignacio is a great musician: he plays very well straightahead and, at the same time, knows the Cuban music perfectly.  Does it help if my accompanists know Cuban music? That depends on the capacity of each musician as a person. The problem is not that of nationality as much as talent and creativity. Ignacio is Cuban, yes, and we have very good communication onstage, But I also have good communication with David Finck, who is American, with John Pattitucci. Lewis Nash, Jack Dejohnette, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano, and many others.” He laughs, as if astonished, at the current explosion of Cuban music. “There certainly are right now more productions by Cuban musicians and recognition of the talents of Cuban musicians in the US. than before, a more relaxed attrtude toward the consumption of Cuban music than ever in my lifetime. There seems to be less fear, and so less control, over the way Cuban music is disseminated in this country. That affects the consumption and appreciation of music from Cuba, surely But I don’t think I’ve played a big part in this. I am just a small grain in the appreciation of Cuban music, and each Cuban musician who’s come here has contributed to the greater appreciation of that music.” And what about the downsides of his relocation? “Every move you make that’s in contradiction to the way you grew up causes a certain feeling of displacement;’ Rubalcaba allows. “I believe the most difficult thing is to maintain the culture and the morals with which you’re raised and, at the same time, assimilate or understand the traditions of the country you’ve come to. Even if you’re not submersed in each and every aspect of this place you’ve come to live in, it’s a good idea to try to understand.”

Rubalcaba’s education in the ways of the United States has been swift. Discussing the music business, Gonzalo sounds like a native jazzman: “Living in the States has accelerated the immediate responsibility I have with advancing my music,” he sighs.”I have a much more direct relationship now with the promotion and marketing of my music. That’s the worst part of my work now. “The best part is to play – and there’s no comparison. But I believe I have to work within that system. And I also think, if I don’t import some of my own conditions, the system could envelop me. Ithink it’s very important that every musician have a program as to how to deal WITh their music and, most of all, to keep sight ofthe music’s creative concept.” Wasn’t that true, too, in Cuba? He shrugs. “There are certain things in my life that haven’t changed and that probably will never change, For me, thinking about how to compose – which ideas to expand, which to discard – those kinds of thoughts go on constantly; wherever I’m on tour; wherever I’m at home. That part of the creative process must always take place.” Maybe the obligations of creativity take precedence over an artist’s nationality. Rubalcaba seems relieved by the suggestion. “What makes me most happy” he says, “is what I’m working on professionally, musically Within this terrain, I encounter all my ideology, all my beliefs, all my perceptions. It’s this professional terrain that I’ve dedicated my life to, So, I have more and closer contact with America now? Am I the same player as before I moved here?  I hope that every day I’m a different player:”

Howard Mandel attended the first Jazz festival In Varadero, Cuba in 1981. He first heard Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s Grupo Projecto in Berlin in 1986.

Jazz Pianist Rubalcaba Leaves Crowd on it’s Feet….It’s not just his speed, it’s his touch … It’s not just his touch, it’s his ideas”

It’s not just his speed, it’s his touch It’s not just his touch, it’s his ideas”

By MARTY HUGHLEY The Oregonian staff

The last time that Joe Pass, the late, great jazz guitarist, played in Portland, several years ago, he made a joke between songs. He imagined; he said  a magnificent concert with some of the most accomplished musicians of our time: Andres Segovia, Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Horowitz, etc. After the concert, all the musicians stay at the same hotel, then meet again in the morning. Over breakfast, they say to each other admiringly, “Man, you really played fast last night” Pass’ point was that speed itself  isn’t a musical value, merely a technical consideration.” Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba can play very fast and while his remarkable facility has been much noted, many critics have seemed suspicious of it . In his Saturday night solo performance at the Aladdin Theatre, Rubalcaba proved right off the bat that he’s no mere speed demon. Opening with a slow, ruminative ballad, he displayed a variety of other gifts – a strong yet refined touch that coaxed marvelous tone from the Steinway grand piano, a sensitivity to space that led him to let certain notes linger till the edge of their resonance before softly laying the next phrase over them, a romantic warmth working hand-in hand (so to speak) with an intellectual vigor. He picked up the pace in his second selection, improvising a minute or more of introduction to what turned out to be Thelonious Monk’s “Well You Needn’t”  He never did state the melody in full.  Rather, he took snippets of the song’s jauntily angular theme and extrapolated from them in varying directions substituting chords, re-contextuallizing a few notes at a time, probing the rhythmic possibilities implied in Monk’s catawampus phrasing. It was as if a jeweler were to take a single diamond necklace and remake the materials into a store full of rings, pendants, brooches and bracelets. ” Speed can be put in service of musicality, of course, as Rubalcaba showed in a dazzling version of George Gershwin’s “Fascinatin’ Rhythm.” At one point, Rubalcaba splashed imaginative bass chords with his left while his right hand executed a rapid. repeated figure for what seemed like an eternity; it almQst made the muscles Qn the top of your hand ache just from watching it. Rubalcaba played two sets, each slightly less than an hour  long. At intermission, the crowd of approximately 350 fans was abuzz, likening his skills to Canadian classical virtuouso Glenn Gould and avant-garde master Cecil Taylor. “It’s not just his speed, it’s his touch,” one person said. “It’s not just his touch, it’s his ideas,” countered another. And indeed, Rubalcaba’s ideas rhythmic, harmonic and especially melodic – held together even at his sometimes breakneck pace of exposition. His store of different approaches, fingerings, stylistic references, etc. – seems inexhaustible, yet he always made graceful, unhurried transitions between them, never seeming to be just grabbing at whatever came to mind. His playing also displayed considerable wit at time, something not always evident when he work in group settings. Several standing ovations ended the night. And Rubalcaba fans now hope the speediest thing, about him will be his return.

Supernova of Sound by Susan Pineda for Adelante

Fire and energy reunite in an explosion that expands light and silences sound …for an instant. melodic glimmers emanate from this nebula with just one star: Gonzalo Rubalcaba is the master of his own cosmos, although he belongs to a galaxy of great musical constellations. The musician whose father, Guillermo Rubalcaba, helped introduce the world to the cha-cha-cha, and whose grandfather, Jacobo Gonzalez Rubalcaba, composed the famous”El Cadete (The Cadet),” has not let the light of his rising comet go dim. His most recent production, Supernova; won the Latin Grammy for the best Latin jazz album of 2002. His collaboration with Charlie Haden in Nocturne, which also won a Grammy this year, is praiseworthy as well. With classic training, this  Cuban pianist and composer took an early turn toward jazz, and from that moment, his career has continued to ascend.

“Supernova” is another step forward ,” said Rubalcaba in a recent telephone interview with Adelante. Because without moving forward, he added, “it’s like standing still in time.  In the twenty years that Rubalcaba has created his sound, he has expanded the musical firmament. This piano virtuoso continues to sound the enduringly rich depths of the music of his fatherland. “Cuban music continues to need formal spaces, and not in a way that’s cliche,” he observed. Convinced that music is neither created nor invented, but restructured and evolved, Rubalcaba took the hits of yesteryear – the beloved “Alma Mia (My soul)” of Maria Grever, the unforgettable “El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor)” and the unequaled “EI Cadete,” – and sent them into a fresh orbit. His sparkle· poesn’t hide behind the incandescence of these classic stars, however, but proceeds from a unique source with its own light resulting·in a synergy between the genius of the past and the present. “The challenge of taking things on again that have already passed their peak, is to seek.a reason for keeping them alive,” he explained.  This reason, which Rubalcaba has managed to balance with a precise dexterity, dwells in the symbiosis between the knowledge of yesterday a the exploration of tomorrow. To revolve around the richness of Cuban and Latin American rhythms. and return to a classical axis, forms Rubalcaba’s universal style. And that’s because it is a minimalist musical expression given that the essence of minimalism is not the scarcity of details and decorations, but the abundance of space. Rubalcaba provides this space, enough to ponder and to set afloat in the periphery of our consciousness. The whisper and the explosion of the keys exquisitely move one toward the insomnia of the subconscious. Columbia will form part of this exploration when Rubalcaba lights up the spirits, stands time still and explodes in a carnival of melody on Dec. 5, in an event organized by the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series in an annual fundraising concert dedicated to the late Dr. Carlos Perez-Mesa, a tireless collaborator with the series. “All the places where one finds oneself contain a mystery, Rubalcaba observed, with respect to his imminent visit to Columbia. “One never knows what will happen.” Meanwhile, Rubalcaba’s phosphorescence will continue to live as long as this vital star continues to rise with each new day. “May the music awaken, just as I awaken every day,” he concluded

Rubalcaba finds the tears in the piano- Boston Globe

By Richard  Dyer

Globe Staff

No musical attraction of the weekend drew a more distinguished audience than the Cuban jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba,

who appeared at the Regattabar with bassist Ron Carter. Among the interested listeners on various nights were jazz historian and musical polymath Gunther Schuller, pianists Andrew Rangell, Russell Sherman, and a host of Sherman’s students; Christopher Lydon, pianophile and host of WBHR’s “The Connection”; Pops conductor laureate John Williams; and BSO music director Seiji Ozawa. This listener will leave praise and analysis of Rubalcaba’s jazz’ invention to better-qualified commentators (including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Haden) – he is fully aware that the admiration of people from the world of classical music is the kiss of death to people active in or interested in jazz. But it is nevertheless necessary to report that Rubalcaba stands in the company of the great pianists active today in any genre of music-making. Rubalcaba’s numerous recordings document dazzling speed, accuracy, alacrity of attack, and variety of touch – “it has to be the product,” Sherman observes, “of thousands upon thousands of hours practicing the exercises of Czemy and Hanon.” Saturday night at the Regattabar we heard a little of that virtuosity – some octaves, repeated notes, trills, and keyboard-spanning passagework that would convey as much in Liszt or  Chopin as they did in Rubalcaba’s jazz playing. His fleshy fingers have to work to produce a harsh, driving sound, but he can create one when he wants to; he also boasts a singing legato that he creates with his touch, not with the pedal- he employs finger substitution even more than an organist would.

Saturday’s quite in-drawing set with Carter also revealed  another quality, something unique in this listener’s experience of pianists. There is a quality in singing as rare as it is highly prized – “les larmes dans la voix,” the French call it, “tears in the voice.” Claudia Muzio had it, and the young Pavarotti, and, perhaps above all others, Callas, in the second act of “Traviata” 0r the final scene of “Norma.” It is not a quality that one ever expected to hear from a piano or a pianist, but one heard it,  felt it re-peatedly in Rubalcaba’s playing as it delivered its message from heart to heart.

Piano & Keyboard – The 20th Century – November/December 1999

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, an outstanding young jazz pianist, has recently begun to incorporate some characteristics ofhis Cuban roots into his otherwise pure jazz stylings. Jazz, born in America early in the century, has become an international language by the century’s end as artists from other cultures infuse this language with qualities and rhythms that reflect diverse backgrounds.

Jazziz Magazine June 20, 2009

GONZALO RUBALCABA – AVATAR

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(Blue Note)

Over the course of his two decades in the jazz swim, consummate Cuban-born pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba has pursued multiple directions and projects, in sync with his restless muse. With his latest, Rubalcaba has assembled a solid band of NYC players – including saxist Yosvany Terry (also of Cuban heritage), trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, bassist Matt Brewer, and volcanic drummer Marcus Gilmore – and thrown them into the artistic fray with minimal rehearsal and preparation. Taking his album title from the renowned NYC studio, the leader is clearly celebrating a New York state of mind and musical intensity, with much to admire in the end result.

From the first minute of the recordings through his solo piano musings opening “Looking in Retrospective,” we’re reminded of his remarkable – even classic? – solo album. But once the band enters the sonic picture, it’s clear that Rubalcaba is embarking on new turf this time, with less of a direct link to his Cuban roots than in earlier ensembles, and with rhythmic assertions reminiscent of such models as Chick Corea’s acoustic bands, the late period Tony Williams quintet work, and M-BASE math funk.

A team player and symbiosis-seeking leader, Rubalcaba himself keeps a fairly humble, integrated role in the band. Terry supplies a few of the tunes, including the snaky-yet-swinging odd-time excursions of “This Is It” and “Hip Side.” Rubalcaba’s brisk original “Infantil,” dedicated to John McLaughlin, gives the pianist a ripe forum for his probity and crystal brilliance at the keyboard. Virtuosic flights aside, though, it may be his burnished reading of Horace Silver’s haunting ballad “Peace” that best illustrates how Rubalcaba has evolved and matured over the years. Here is one deep, and deepening, player, now settled in the uppermost ranks of living jazz pianists.

– Josef Woodard

Gonzalo Rubalcaba é dotado de uma técnica prodigiosa, com uma profunda imersão e conhecimento do jazz, com fortes raízes na nuance rítmica Afro-Cubana (Revista Downbeat).

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quinteto

Gonzalo Rubalcaba é dotado de uma técnica prodigiosa, com uma profunda imersão e conhecimento do jazz, com fortes raízes na nuance rítmica Afro-Cubana (Revista Downbeat).

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quinteto

19/11/2010

Virtuoso pianista, Gonzalo Rubalcaba é um músico que desenvolve uma linguagem musical com uma componente fortemente rítmica e influenciada pelas sonoridades da América Latina, assumindo o piano, na sua dimensão quase percussiva, uma influência na criação de uma dinâmica que sobrevive através de um conhecimento aprofundado das potencialidades do instrumento.

Depois de ter estado na quinta edição do Guimarães Jazz, em 1996, o pianista, vencedor de dois Grammys, repete a sua presença no festival.

Será interessante sentir as diferenças entre este concerto e aquele a que pudemos assistir há catorze anos atrás, percebendo que a evolução deste músico é de certa forma também uma manifestação visível da evolução do próprio festival.

Para ver no palco do Centro Cultural Vila Flor, em Guimarães, dia 19 de Novembro.

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