This special 2-DVD
set features a fascinating two hour
documentary about the history of Latin jazz narrated by the greatest figures of
the genre and a superb 70-minute concert starring Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo
Rubalcaba and fabulous guest stars! Nothing but music!
DVD 1: THE DOCUMENTARY
This is a comprehensive and detailed history of Latin jazz, from its earliest
Cuban roots to the rise to stardom of figures like Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo
Rubalcaba. Both of these piano giants are insightfully interviewed and express
their thoughts about the music they play. The documentary presents the most
outstanding musicians of the genre one at a time, from the best known
celebrities to those undeservedly obscure pianists who helped lay down the
foundation that Chucho and his followers developed and evolved. Some of the more
accomplished new talents • those of whom, Chucho predicts, we will be speaking
about in the coming years • are also presented here.
DVD 2: A NIGHT IN LA HAVANA
This disc presents an all-star concert in La Havana that covers the complete
spectrum of Cuban music, from the early compositions of Ernesto Lecuona to the
mastery of Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Among the many highlights shown are Chucho Valdés
backing the inimitable Diego 'El Cigala, and playing an amazing piano duet with
the revered American pianist Herbie Hancock.