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Chucho Valdes in New Orleans Nov 19 - words first
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Chucho Valdes in New Orleans Nov 19
I don't often hustle people to listen to WWOZ.org on the web, I figure that anyone I know that cares about that corner of the music world will already know all about that.

But maybe you might not have noticed that WWOZ and the Jazz and Heritage Foundation will be presenting one of the pillars of modern Afro-Latin jazz, Cuban (yes, he still lives there), Chucho Valdes. It is a free concert, so go if you in NOLA.

concert info:

And listen via radio or the web if you can't go.

WWOZ broadcast information:

Checking his web site I see that he is on a fairly extensive US tour and will be at Carnegie Hall at the beginning of December but you know, New Orleans and all that with its history of twice a day ferry to Havana and bands playing in both places during the teens and twenties of the previous century...

Current Music: Laniappe Brass Band from Treme Creole Gumbo Festival on WWOZ

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al_zorra From: al_zorra Date: November 10th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
El V's sent a set of Gottschalk score reproductions of 20 of his compositions to the guys at the Hogan Jazz Archive to give to Chucho. The lat time they spoke el V said how much he'd love to hear Chucho play Gottschalk. Chucho said, "Send me a score."

I guess el V will be going back early in December to do the things he was going to do originally, in the trip that got canceled, and were not the sme things he did when we evacuated. But it won't be while Chucho's there.

Love, C,
From: wrayb Date: November 12th, 2012 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Chucho interpretation of Gottschalk may be interesting. Last work I've enjoyed from Chucho was shows he did in Europe with his father. I should listen to that again. I think I got TV broadcast recording too.
al_zorra From: al_zorra Date: November 12th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
El V was there for that. He interviewed them also for -- Downbeat?

Love, C.
entheos93 From: entheos93 Date: November 11th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for that, I will be there (or listening to simulcast if Congo Square is impossible). I've always been pretty fascinated with that Cuban/New Orleans connection and how it plays out in the music here. It is a very strong element of what makes New Orleans jazz very unique from other forms.
Tis true, there was a ferry prior to 1959. In fact, I am the inheritor a fantastic collection of guayaberas, sundresses, menus from old clubs and lounges, and various cheesy Cuban souvenirs, and many LP's of the pre-Castro era...all were intact in an attic from old folks that ferried to Havana as both musicians and tourists then.
I'm also hoping to hear some strains of Gottschalk- Im a big fan. I have all the complete works...what has been recorded, anyway. I will no doubt recognize it.
From: wrayb Date: November 12th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)

cache Cubano

Sounds like a marvelous cache you've inherited. Love to see hear some sometime.
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