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Ramón Valle

b. Luis Memoryón Valle Sánchez, 29 Oct 1964, Holguín, Cuba. Valle started playing piano at age seven. His research were first on the Escuela Provincial de Arte in Holguín and then went to the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, graduating from there in 1984. He proved helpful being a music instructor for a few years within the middle-80s. A duo concert with fellow Cuban pianist Emiliano Salvador in 1985 brought him to the eye of viewers and critics. Valle eventually performed at many celebrations in Central American and Caribbean locations, both as single artist so when leader from the quartet Brújula. He also proved helpful in bands such as for example Memoryón Huerta’s Grupo Galaxia. In the first 90s he spent 2 yrs with Silvio Rodríguez’s music group, Diákara. He 1st performed in European countries in the Jamboree Jazz Golf club in Barcelona where his achievement led to even more Western engagements, including looks in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris. In 1998, he resolved in European countries and thereafter he toured Germany, Spain and Scandinavia to great acclaim and made an appearance in the North Ocean Jazz Event in 2000 and 2001. On the next of these events, saxophonist Jane Bunnett augmented Valle’s quartet. The next year Valle performed in the Montreux International Jazz Festival and in addition at festivals somewhere else in European countries and in his homeland. Early in 2003, Valle premiered in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam a function commissioned from the town’s Basis for the Arts, ‘Mixed-up Mokum’. This four-movement piece, created to get a 10-piece ensemble, mixes jazz and improvised music and it is overlaid with traditional form. Later on that same yr, Valle returned towards the North Ocean Jazz Festival, this time around with trumpeter Roy Hargrove signing up for the band. Officially, Valle is extremely proficient and delivers a lot of his repertoire with fireplace and dash although his high energy playing is normally leavened by way of a soft contact with ballads. Rooted though he’s within the music of his Cuban traditions, Valle seamlessly mixes these forms with modern jazz design and occasional details from the traditional music that produced an integral part of his education. His Danza Negra (2002), which he is joined up with by Perico Sambeat (alto saxophone) and Horacio ‘Un Negro’ Hernández (percussion), shows several qualities within a established composed of the music of Ernesto Lecuona that is modified by Valle to some Cuban jazz audio. The lineage of exceptional Cuban jazz pianists continues to be ably prolonged through Valle’s function.

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