Friday, February 27, 2009

A Father, A Son And A Duet

The great jazz pianist Chucho Valdes reunites with his father, pianist Bebo Valdes, after eighteen years and luckily for us, there is a video. There are hugs and smiles in the room (and a fatherly "you are fat as a toad!") but there is also a beautiful duet. (Link to YouTube, via MetaFilter.)

Don't miss the "damn-this-is-too-much-fun" smile exchanged between father and son around the 4:00 mark.

While we are on the subject of fathers, sons and jazz music, here's the always popular "Song for my father" by Horace Silver. If the opening piano riff sounds familiar, it's because of these guys. (Both links to YT).

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