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Cuban Master Bebo Valdes Celebrates His 90th With a New Live Album

Slightly more than a week before turning 90, Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes will release a new album, Live at the Village Vanguard, on Sept. 30.

Recorded live at the renowned New York club in November 2005, the album’s 14 songs range from Valdes originals (“Con poco coco,” “Bebo’s Blues”) to readings of Ernesto Lecuona’s “Siboney,” Jerome Kern’s “Yesterdays,” to the Bill Evans classic “Waltz For Debby.” Bassist Javier Colina is Vlades’ only accompaniment during the performance at the historic jazz venue.

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