The pieces recorded live in the Viennese Porgy & Bess and the Kassel Theaterstübchen span Valle's repertoire of the past 25 years. There is his "anthem" of his early years, "Levitando", which is an exuberant virtuoso piece as well as a tender one, a free-floating flight over the keys that shows the overflowing creativity of this man. He implements his ideas of Cuban music in the 21st century in "Mamita Yo Te Quiero". An equally fantastic alloy of Cuban tumbao and pianistic brilliance is "Little, Irreplaceable Things", an homage to the little things in life, a flower, a smile - with an ostinato at the end that sounds a lot like the James Bond soundtrack theme.
Ramón Valle shows his thoughtful side in "Free At Last", a ballad created from a studio improvisation for his ACT album Memorias, free in its expression and free in its modal sound. And he reveals his love for songs with his adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".
- Free At Last
- Little, Irreplaceable Things
- Mamita Yo Te Quiero
- Te Extrano
- Cinco Hermanas
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