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#2053448 - 03/24/13 12:16 PM Bebo Valdés RIP - the great cuban pianist.  
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Bebo Valdés RIP
http://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2013/03/22/175080694/bebo-vald-s-giant-of-cuban-music-is-dead

Bebo was a gentleman. An elegant, succinct and very cool pianist (he lived not far from where I live). He will be missed.

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#2054025 - 03/25/13 01:42 PM Re: Bebo Valdés RIP - the great cuban pianist. [Re: chrisbell]  
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One of my favorite pianist of all time,too bad I missed him when he was playing with Cigala a few years back in Malaga.
Lagrimas negras album is a true work of art and will become a classic for generation to come.


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#2074700 - 05/01/13 02:58 AM Re: Bebo Valdés RIP - the great cuban pianist. [Re: chrisbell]  
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Thank you for introducing me to Bebo !

#2074753 - 05/01/13 05:23 AM Re: Bebo Valdés RIP - the great cuban pianist. [Re: Dara]  
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Originally Posted by Dara
Thank you for introducing me to Bebo !
smile

#2074758 - 05/01/13 05:51 AM Re: Bebo Valdés RIP - the great cuban pianist. [Re: chrisbell]  
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Thanks again Chris for introducing me to Bebo.
I'd really enjoy to hear some of your playing.




#2087048 - 05/22/13 09:21 PM Re: Bebo Valdés RIP - the great cuban pianist. [Re: chrisbell]  
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I really admired him and his work. I was introduced to Bebo's music rather late, through "Calle 54" and shortly after the 2010 Animated film Chico y rita (Highly recommend it) and haven't stopped listening. The duo album with his son is sublime. And the last scene from Buena vista club where's he forms a duo with his son Chucho is tear-jerking...or the work with Diego El Cigala. I could go on...

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