Thursday, January 22, 2009

Magic fingers and an amazing Cuban family

Jazz great Jesus "Chucho" Valdes is shown above performing for a private audience in Havana. 
Chucho's father, Bebo, is also a legendary pianist. He is a former musical director of the Tropicana nightclub and still performs at the age of 90. 
Both father and son have won Grammys.  The trailer for a 2008 documentary about Bebo - Old Man Bebo - is here. The documentary's director, Carlos Carcas, followed Bebo around for seven years while collecting material for the project.

A 1-minute 17-second YouTube of the Tropicana show is here.
Bebo is above. I don't have photo credit information for these.

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