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Irakere (Yoruba for "vegetation") is a Cuban band founded by pianist Chucho Valdés in 1973 that won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1980 with its album Irakere. Its members included flutist José Luis Cortés who later founded NG La Banda, percussionist Anga Díaz who later went to France, percussionist Fran Padilla who later moved to Spain, saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera who left Irakere and Cuba in 1980 during a tour in Spain before moving to the United States… read more

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  • Avatar for pvmnt
    Super guay
  • Avatar for MonoPeligroso
    1979 live album -> best music ever recorded, seriously, this is not any kind of overstatement... it has EVERYTHING GOOD compressed in just 45 mins: top quality jazz, yoruba, folk, rumba, virtuosity, funk, long suite, short danceable tunes, and EVEN that fuckin ADAGIO by PAQUITO...
  • Avatar for GouldTerror
    yes!
  • Avatar for flyingcircles
    they must be amazing live
  • Avatar for biomorfo
    great
  • Avatar for javiikiller
    Bacalao con pan is one of the best Latin jazz songs ever created!
  • Avatar for ilsonowl
    Done a song with [artist]Paul Weller[/artist] called Here's A New Thing ... smashing tune !!!
  • Avatar for pepe-death
    Anunga nunga!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I3Bnq6RC_Q
  • Avatar for marielito80
    Bacalao con pan! Mi comida preferita y un canción que me recuerda de mi niñez en mi Cubita linda.
  • Avatar for Evitxu
    ¿Quién es el flautista de boliviana? Flipante!! Me ha encantado!!

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