Chucho Valdés and Archie Shepp in Porquerolles

Jazz à Porquerolles 2011

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Archie Shepp — Saxophonist
Chucho Valdés — Pianist
Carlos Manuel Miyares Hernandez
Reinaldo Melian Alvarez — Trumpeter
Lazaro Rivero Alarcon — Trumpeter
Yaroldy Abreu — Drummer
Dreiser Durruthy — Tambourine
Juan Carlos Castro Rojas — Drummer
Frank Cassenti — Movie director

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Take a journey to another world with Chucho Valdés and Archie Shepp’s extraordinary Afro-Cuban project. Just like the little dog who wanders off stage at the beginning of the show, Valdés kicks off the show with a meandering run on the keys. Backed by a world-class eight-piece ensemble, Valdés and Shepp show the influence and importance of the collective in the jazz experience. In the third piece, Yansa, a call-and-response style brings the audience back to a different time, evoking a return to the band's roots.

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Production date: 2011
Production: Oléo