Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Supernova | EW.com

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Supernova (Music - Gonzalo Rubalcaba)Jazz piano virtuoso Rubalcaba -- one of the finest Cuban exports this side of the Buena Vista Social Club -- has been a contender for over a decade. On...Supernova (Music - Gonzalo Rubalcaba)Jazz piano virtuoso Rubalcaba -- one of the finest Cuban exports this side of the Buena Vista Social Club -- has been a contender for over a decade. On...2001-07-20
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Supernova (Music - Gonzalo Rubalcaba)

Lead Performer: Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Producer (group): Blue Note

Jazz piano virtuoso Rubalcaba – one of the finest Cuban exports this side of the Buena Vista Social Club – has been a contender for over a decade. On earlier recordings, his pianistic pyrotechnics grabbed the ear and head while sometimes depriving the heart, but that tendency has yielded to all-purpose musicality. Supernova neatly showcases Rubalcaba’s strengths: unerring yet playful rhythm, technical ferocity when required, burnished balladry, and Cuban swagger blended with jazz suavity, all connected with fiery hands and a cool head.

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