Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz - The Music of Chucho Valdes and Irakere

Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz - The Music of Chucho Valdes and Irakere

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The definitive guide to Latin jazz by two masters of the genre!

Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz is, at the same time:

1. A songbook of the best compositions of the ground-breaking Cuban ‘fusion’ group Irakere
2. A thorough guide to the roots and structure of Afro-Cuban jazz in general
3. An overview of Maestro Valdés’ influences and contributions to the music

A unique treasure for all lovers of Latin music!

Included in this book are:
• Eleven of Vald√©s¬í most important works, decoded and transcribed
• Overview of the history of Afro-Cuban music
• Biographies on Vald√©s and ground-breaking supergroup Irakere
• Detailed transcriptions and musical guides
• Breakdown of Afro-Cuban folkloric and popular rhythms
• Explanation of the Cuban clave and its function
• Comprehensive discography and glossary
• Dozens of exercises and tools for enhanced study
• Annotated list of compositional works by Maestro Vald√©s
• 211 pages of music and text!