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Chucho Valdes

Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes hasn't exactly wanted for publicity in the last few years. A founding member of the Latin jazz supergroup Irakere, Valdes has in recent years signed to Blue Note Records, and been hailed as a master performer…
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The Mission Valdes

Believing that "music is the soul of peoples," as Cuban patriot Jose Marton once said, Chucho Valdes holds no bitterness toward the U.S. for the embargo that prevents him from traveling freely in this country. "Politics are politics," says the…
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