Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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Gonzalo Rubalcaba (born May 27, 1963) is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban jazz pianist and composer.[1][2][3]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Concierto Negro (1987)
  • Mi Gran Pasion (1987)
  • Live in Havana (1989)
  • Giraldilla (1990)
  • Discovery: Live at Montreux (1990)
  • The Blessing (1991)
  • Images: Live at Mt. Fuji (1991)
  • Suite 4 y 20 (1992)
  • Rapsodia (1992)
  • Imagine (1993)[4]
  • Diz (1993)
  • Concatenacion (1995)
  • Flying Colors (1997) with Joe Lovano
  • Antiguo (1998)
  • Inner Voyage (1999) with Michael Brecker
  • Supernova (2001)
  • Inicio (2001)
  • Nocturne (2001) with Charlie Haden
  • Paseo (2004)
  • Land of the Sun (2004) with Charlie Haden
  • Solo (2006)
  • Avatar (2008)
  • (2010)
  • XXI Century (2011)
  • Volcan (2013)

As sideman[edit]

With Ignacio Berroa

  • Codes

With Ron Carter

  • Mr. Bow-tie

With Francisco Céspedes

  • Con el Permiso de Bola

With Chick Corea

With Al Di Meola

  • Flesh on Flesh
  • Pursuit of Radical Rapsody

With Richard Galliano

  • Love Day

With Charlie Haden

With Katia Labèque

  • Shape of My Heart

With Tony Martinez

  • Habana Vive
  • Mafarefun

With Pat Martino

  • Think Tank

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 Antiguo Best Latin Jazz Album[5] Nominated
2002 Supernova Best Latin Jazz Album[6] Nominated
2002 Nocturne (as producer) Best Latin Jazz Album[7] Won
2002 "Oren" Best Instrumental Composition[8] Nominated
2005 Land of the Sun (as producer) Best Latin Jazz Album[9] Won

Billboard Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Supernova Latin Jazz Album of the Year[10] Nominated
2007 Solo Latin Jazz Album of the Year[11] Nominated

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2002 Supernova Best Latin Jazz Album[12] Won
2005 Paseo Best Instrumental Album[13] Nominated
2006 Solo Best Latin Jazz Album[14] Won
2008 Avatar Best Instrumental Album[15] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Gonzalo Rubalcaba". AMG. Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  2. ^ JazzTimes April 1996 - Page 72 "Gonzalo Rubalcaba, now barely 33, has shown world audiences from Montreux to Toronto to Tokyo ... exquisitely concentrated, introspective solos (Lennon's "Imagine," his "Circuito II" and "Mima")"
  3. ^ Billboard - 17 Feb 1996 - Page 87 GONZALO RUBALCABA Imagine: Gonzalo Rubalcaba In The USA PRODUCER: Gonzalo Rubalcaba Blue Note 30491 Despite his seeming ubiquity on the traditional jazz scene, Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba was barred from these shores..."
  4. ^ El malpensante 1998- Page 108 "El título rezaba Imagine: Gonzalo Rubalcaba in the USA (Blue Note 30491); y aunque el término "Imagine" se refiere a la famosa composición de Iohn Lennon —de la cual hay una versión interesantísima allí incluida.. "
  5. ^ "The Nominees for the Grammy Awards". San Francisco Chronicle. January 5, 2000. p. 3. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Complete List Of Grammy Nominees". CBS News. January 4, 2002. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "The 2002 Grammy winners". San Francisco Chronicle. February 28, 2002. p. 1. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Final Nominations for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.) 114 (3): 91. January 19, 2002. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ McDermott, Tricia (February 13, 2005). "2005 Grammy Award Winners". CBS News. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "2002 Billboard Latin Music Awards". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). 2002. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ "The List of Winners". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 19, 2002. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Complete list of 6th annual Latin Grammy nominations". USA Today (Gannett Company). November 2, 2005. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Latin Grammy awards Thursday". USA Today (Gannett Company). November 3, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ "9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). September 10, 2007. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 

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