Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Tokyo Adagio (2015) {Impulse!}

Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Tokyo Adagio (2015) {Impulse!}
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Genre: Jazz

The second posthumously released duo album featuring Charlie Haden. The first last year was with Jim Hall recorded in Montreal in 1990. This latest one, poetically titled as Tokyo Adagio, is more recent, Haden duetting with the Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and draws from a March 2005 Blue Note Tokyo club four-night residency. The polite audience reaction and applause is respectful and the sound of a few knives and forks neither here nor there in the background not distracting: the album feels lived in, which is far better than clinical.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Antiguo (1997) {Blue Note} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 17, 2016
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Antiguo (1997) {Blue Note} [Re-Up]

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Antiguo (1997) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 448MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 187MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Post-Bop, Ethnic Fusion

Antiguo is different than most Gonzalo Rubalcaba records. The pianist spends a lot of time exploring synthesizers. Rubalcaba and his longtime quartet (trumpeter Reynaldo Melian, bassist Felipe Cabrera, and drummer Julio Barreto) are joined in spots by the voices of Maridalia Hernandez and Lazaro Ros, percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo, and violinist Dagoberto Gonzalez.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Charlie (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 23, 2015
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Charlie (2015)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Charlie (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:35 min | 167 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: 5Passion

One of the most important figures to emerge from Afro-Cuban jazz in the '90s, Gonzalo Rubalcaba is an extraordinarily versatile pianist able to blend disparate strands of Cuban and American jazz tradition into a fresh, modern whole. Born into a musical family in Havana on May 27, 1963, Rubalcaba began studying classical piano at age eight, honing his technique in that area for the next 12 years while playing around Havana by night. In 1983, he toured France and Africa with Cuba's longstanding Orquesta Aragon, and formed his own band, Grupo Proyecto, in 1985, the same year he was discovered by Dizzy Gillespie.
Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Tokyo Adagio (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Tokyo Adagio (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:49 minutes | 805 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The second posthumously released duo album featuring Charlie Haden. The first last year was with Jim Hall recorded in Montreal in 1990. This latest one, poetically titled as Tokyo Adagio, is more recent, Haden duetting with the Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and draws from a March 2005 Blue Note Tokyo club four-night residency. The polite audience reaction and applause is respectful and the sound of a few knives and forks neither here nor there in the background not distracting: the album feels lived in, which is far better than clinical.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Suite Caminos (2015)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at May 22, 2015
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Suite Caminos (2015)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Suite Caminos (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8 Tracks | 83:44 | 192 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro Cuban Jazz | Label: 5Passion

Gonzalo Julio Gonzalez Fonseca was born in post-revolutionary Havana into a musical family rich in the traditions of the country’s artistic past. During his childhood, in addition to the standard fare of elementary schools, Gonzalo absorbed the Cuban musical heritage of his nascent environment through personal contacts within his family, notably his father, pianist Guillermo Rubalcaba and his two brothers (pianist and bassist) as well as from leading musicians who were frequent houseguests: Frank Emilio, Peruchin, Felipe Dulzaides and others. He also assimilated, through scarce and treasured recordings, the tunes and styles of 40's – 70's US jazz masters: Thelonius Monk,Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson among pianists; and instrumentalists Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey…

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Fe…Faith (2010) {5Pasion}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 29, 2015
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Fe…Faith (2010) {5Pasion}

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Fe…Faith (2010) {5Pasion}
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Genre: Jazz

Cuban-born/Miami-based pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba boasts a discography of some 25 albums, including a dozen discs for the esteemed Blue Note label. Having established star status for himself with numerous Grammy nominations and two wins, Rubalcaba steps out with the first release on his independent 5Passion label, Fe…Faith.
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Inner Voyage (1999) {Blue Note} [Repost]

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Inner Voyage (1999) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

After taking the jazz world by storm with his exciting debut CD on Blue Note in 1991, Gonzalo Rubalcaba continued to delight his fans throughout the decade with one great recording after another. "Yolanda Anas," "Joan," and "Joao" – each one a tribute to one of his children – are intimate musical portraits that have a childlike simplicity, but also memorable melodies that linger in the mind. A salute to Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall is a complex post-bop blues featuring fierce solos by tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker and bassist Jeff Chambers.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - XXI Century (2011)  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 11, 2012
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - XXI Century (2011)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - XXI Century (2011)
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

On the ambitious CD XXI Century, Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba continues to develop the ideas of modernity and fusion hinted at on previous recordings, with greater depth and breadth. Smartly accompanied by his trio of bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Marcus Gilmore, and augmented on certain tracks by guests, Rubalcaba moves with ease between styles and approaches, personal history and big concepts.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Paseo (2004)  

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 7, 2012
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Paseo (2004)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Paseo (2004)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 477MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 212MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Paseo is unique among Rubalcaba's discography in that he revisits directly the music of his homeland. Not that he hasn't always operated within the Afro-Cuban mode; but here, years after his emigration to America, he has struck up an intelligent and challenging conversation with the music that is now a part of the very foundations of his culture and likewise his personal development. The mere act signifies that he has enough confidence in his own wisdom and originality to tinker with the fundamentals. He also feels he's matured sufficiently to tackle some of his own material for a second time ("Santo Canto" from 1992's Rapsodia , for instance), even retitling "Supernova II" as "Quasar."
Al Di Meola World Sinfony & Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Jazz in Marciac (2011) [HDTV]

Al Di Meola World Sinfony & Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Jazz in Marciac (2011) [HDTV]
Video: AVC High@L4.0, 1440x1080 (16:9), 5.3Mbps, 25fps | Audio: MP3 256Kbps, 48.0KHz, 2ch | 49h 56min | 2.1 GB (3% rec.)
Jazz, World Fusion | Mezzo Live HD | HDTV->TS

Besides his World Sinfonia tour, Al Di Meola is now collaborating with a keyboard giant, the fiery Cuban player Gonzalo Rubalcaba. “He’s the greatest pianist in the world today,” Di Meola says. “His touch, range, sensitivity and technique are astonishing, and he’s an amazing writer as well. I was stunned when he told me that he liked and respected my music because that’s certainly how I feel about him.”