Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz is, at the same time: Eleven of Valdés most important works, decoded and transcribed
Overview of the history of Afro-Cuban music
Biographies on Valdés 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 Valdés
211 pages of music and text!
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!
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