Introducing...Rubén González [2017 Remastered/Expanded]

Introducing...Rubén González [2017 Remastered/Expanded]

by Rubén GonzálezRubén González


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Once the piano player alongside the Cuban music giant Arsenio Rodriguez, Ruben Gonzalez found his talent neglected and forgotten, and didn't even have a piano when he was approached by Ry Cooder and Juan de Marcos Gonzalez for the Buena Vista sessions. But rumors of Don Ruben's arthritis were greatly exaggerated, as his triumphant "introduction" amply demonstrates. His first solo album, at the ripe old age of 77, portrays a true master: Gonzalez is steeped in Cuban music, jazz, and the classics, and his technique is elegance itself. This instrumental set captures the warm, easygoing grace of Buena Vista Social Club, with Gonzalez's fleet fingerings creating an intellectual, be-bop flavored mood even as his insistent rhythms and expansive melodies capture the heart and feet.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/16/2017
Label: World Circuit
UPC: 5056032306493
catalogNumber: 6493
Rank: 13244

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rubén González   Primary Artist,Piano
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez   Bass
Alberto Valdés   Maracas
Richard Egües   Flute
Carlos González   Conga
Manuel "El Guajiro" Mirabal   Trumpet
Roberto García   Bongos,cowbell,Guiro
Juan de Marcos González   Conductor,Vocals
Amadito Valdés   Timbales
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea   Conductor,Vocals
Carlos Puisseaux   Piano
José Antonio "Maceo" Rodríguez   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
Enrique Jorrín   Composer
Rafael Hernández   Composer
Jerry Boys   Engineer
Nick Gold   Producer,Reissue Remastering
Rubén González   Composer
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez   Composer
Kathryn Samson   Sleeve Design
Guillermo Castillo   Composer
Abelardo Valdés   Composer
Juan de Marcos González   Arranger
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea   Arranger
Rodriguez Fiffe   Composer
Alex Wharton   Reissue Remastering

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