Gonzalo Rubalcaba may be the best pianist Cuba has ever produced. His ability to fuse the traditional Afro-Cuban roots of his homeland with the free-flowing improvisations of American jazz is unmatched. His style combines a fierce left hand percussive attack with an amazingly dexterous right hand that showers musical sparks onto the tinder of his performances to create a smoldering, jaw-dropping virtuosity. He’s been an internationally celebrated musician since the release of his earliest recordings on the German Messidor label in the late 1980s.
Rubalcaba was born in Havana, Cuba to the famous Cuban pianist Guillermo Rubalcaba, who played with Enrique Jorrín, creator the cha-cha-cha. Jorrín, Frank Emilio, Peruchin, Felipe... Read More