Cuban Jazz Pianist Roberto Fonseca behind the Buena Vista Social Club
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- 08 / 03 / 2008
One of his last performances was in Milan, Italy, where he played with flutist and saxophonist Javier Zalba, drummer Ramses Rodriguez, bass player Omar Gonzalez and percussionist Joel Hierrezuelo.
Fonseca’s playing with Zalba dates back to 1997 when the former member of the Irakere band and the pianist formed the group Temperamento, with which they recorded the underrated disc En el comienzo on the EGREM label.
The Milan press presented Fonseca as a bearer of an original language described as: "the rationality, improvisation and geometry of jazz."
Roberto Fonseca has done all this without leaving behind the Buena Vista Social Club, where he occupies the piano chair of the late Ruben Gonzalez.