Laksar Reese and Chuchito Valdes Jr.: Encantado
I had just heard about a session at Steve Yates Studio with Chuchito, the son of famed Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, then Laksar found me and gave me this CD for review!
With such a pianist on board it is safe to assume that this is a burning Afro-Cuban jazz CD! The program gives us mostly originals by Chuchito and/or Reese, Coltrane's "Giant Steps," and "Tres Lindas Cubanas." The music here is simply wonderful, very articulate, strong and clean.