Chucho Valdes, the towering figure in today’s Latin jazz with going toward five Grammy awards is fully qualified to put out the Latin salsa beats for us. Chucho is a middle person in a family tree of Latin jazz piano, between father Bebo of the Tropicana band and son Chuchito jazz pianist. Chucho is band leader and composer as well as pianist. He brings great rhythms & melodies in this music. A CD with good samplings of Chucho is “Chucho Valdes”, (Border Free CD).
Sunday afternoon KCSM will cover the life & music of Chucho by Chuy & Chris.