Bebo [Sony] - Bebo Valdés
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  1. La Caridad, for piano
  2. Tu sonrisa, for piano
  3. No. 1
  4. No. 2 (Los tres golpes)
  5. La Bayamesa, criolla
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  1. La Caridad, for piano
  2. Tu sonrisa, for piano
  3. No. 1
  4. No. 2 (Los tres golpes)
  5. La Bayamesa, criolla
  6. La Bella Cubana, for violin & piano
  7. Tú, habanera for piano
  8. La flor del Yumurí, for piano
  9. Tres lindas cubanas, for piano
  10. Al fin te vi, for piano
  11. Danza lucumí, for piano
  12. La Comparsa, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  13. Échale salsita, for piano
  14. Marta, song
  15. Consuélate, guaguancó for piano
  16. Oleaje, for piano
  17. Cuba Linda, guaguancó for piano
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Veteran Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, who has lived in Sweden since the '60s, is still a major player at the age of 88. On Bebo, he mostly plays ancient and traditional themes, many dating back to the 1800s. The repertoire, which predates ragtime and the development of many Latin rhythms, sometimes sounds like a mix between ragtime and the more melodic side of classical music. Valdés adds a gentle joy to the performances, improvising while keeping the themes close by during his first ever solo piano recording. While "Marta" ...

Bebo [Sony] 2006, Union Records

UPC: 824536010124

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Bebo [Sony] 2006, Sony Music Distribution

UPC: 828766895520

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