Arturo O'Farrill, Chucho Valdés

Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico

Marketing Highlights

Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico brings together two influential families in Afro-Cuban music in a celebration of their late patriarchs: pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Bebo Valdés and composer, arranger and bandleader Chico O´Farrill.

It’s a multi-generational tribute led by Arturo O’Farrill and Chucho Valdés — Bebo and Chico's sons, and major figures in their own right — which also features the next generation, including pianist Leyanis Valdés, drummer Jessie Valdés, trumpeter Adam O'Farrill and drummer Zack O'Farrill.

A historic recording: Today's top Cuban piano legend, Chucho Valdés, joins New York's famed pianist/composer/bandleader Arturo O’Farrill to pay tribute their legendary fathers: Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger Bebo Valdés - one of the 'house' arrangers for the Tropicana Club during the golden age of Cuban music - and arranger/composer Chico O’Farrill - famed for his Latin jazz innovations with jazz giants Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and others.

2 Discs / 2 Ensembles/ 3 Generations: Disc 1 features the two piano masters playing with O'Farrill's award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Disc 2 features Chucho and Arturo with the brand new 'Third Generation Ensemble', which includes Bebo and Chico's grandchildren: Zack & Adam O'Farrill and Leyanis & Jesse Valdes, who are carrying their families' traditions of fine musicianship and Latin Jazz innovation into the future.

Chucho Valdés – has won 6 GRAMMY® Awards and 3 Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He is considered the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz today.

Arturo O'Farrill – has won 3 GRAMMY® Awards and one Latin GRAMMY® Award, among many other honors. He is respected as one of today's top music innovators and as an influential educator, composer, pianist, arranger, activist and band leader.

Recent Press: Both O'Farrill & Valdes have been much in the press for their successful recent releases: Arturo’s Cuba: The Conversation Continues, which won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Chucho’s Tribute to Irakere, which won the GRAMMY for Best Latin Jazz Album.

A Powerful Family Alliance: Both artists represent important latin jazz family traditions and pass the musical torch to their children in this tribute to their fathers. The high musical quality and one-of-a-kind nature of this album make it a both a landmark recording and a likely magnet for jazz, latin and lifestyle Spanish and English press.

Strong Early Media Reaction: JazzTimes has committed to a cover story for their January Issue (streets late November) and NPR has committed to a 'First Listen'. More major media is expected.

Tracklist

1. BeboChicoChuchoTuro
2. Three Revolutions
3. Ecuación
4. Tema de Bebo
5. Pianitis
6. Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters
7. Run and Jump
8. Recuerdo
9. Gonki Gonki
10. Pura Emoción
11. Para Chico
12. Con Poco Coco
13. Raja Ram

Album Details

Artist

Arturo O'Farrill, Chucho Valdés

Album Title

Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico

Street Date

09/15/2017

Order Due Date

08/18/2017

Discount

3% (ends 09/21/2017)

Genre

Jazz

Label

Motema Music, LLC

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD16

UPC

181212002294

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

MTM0229

Album Details

Artist

Arturo O'Farrill, Chucho Valdés

Album Title

Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico

Preorder Date

08/18/2017

Street Date

09/15/2017

Genre

Jazz

Label

Motema Music, LLC

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

181212002300