Ramón Valle

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Ramón Valle
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Ramón Valle, offside Festival 2008
Background information
Born (1964-12-29) December 29, 1964 (age 53)
Holguín, Cuba
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano
Website ramonvallemusic.com

Luis Ramón Valle Sánchez (born December 29, 1964[note 1]) is a Cuban jazz pianist and composer.

Life and career[edit]

Valle was born on December 29, 1964, in Holguín, Cuba.[1] He left Cuba in the 1990s.[2]

Playing style[edit]

An npr reviewer of Valle's Take Off commented that "When Ramon Valle keeps it crisp, he can hardly go wrong, with percolating bass and drums at his back. But the pianist also has a more romantic, even schmaltzy side, where he tries to wow you with a ballad. Then he may show off his technique in a way that doesn't help".[2]

Discography[edit]

An asterisk (*) after the year indicates that it is the year of release.

As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Notes
2001 Danza Negra ACT Quintet, with Perico Sambeat (alto sax, soprano sax), Carlos Puig (trumpet), Omar Rodriguez (bass), Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez (drums)
2004* No Escape ACT Trio, with Omar Rodríguez Calvo (bass), Liber Torriente (drums)
2005 Piano Works IV: Memorias ACT Solo piano
2008 Fabulas Budapest Music Center With Eric Vloeimans (trumpet), Gabor Winand (vocals)
2009* Playground RVS Trio, with Omar Rodríguez Calvo (bass), Owen Hart, Jr. (drums)
2011 Flashes from Holland RVS Quartet, with Jesse van Ruller (guitar), Omar Rodríguez Calvo (bass), Owen Hart, Jr. (drums)
2015* Take Off In + Out Trio, with Omar Rodríguez Calvo (bass), Ernesto Simpson (drums)

As sideman[edit]

Year recorded Leader Title Label
2014–15 Núñez, GerardoGerardo Núñez Jazzpaña Live ACT

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is according to his own website. Other sources give October 29, 1964. See "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 6, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramon Valle, Extended Biography". Retrieved November 6, 2015. ramonvallemusic.com
  2. ^ a b Whitehead, Kevin (May 18, 2015) "In 'Take Off', Ramon Valle Makes the Piano Sing". npr.org.