Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Discovery - Live at Montreux (1990)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Title Discovery - Live at Montreux
Length 54:01 Discs: 1 Tracks: 7
Format LQ <160 kbps Packaging Jewel Case
Label Blue Note (EMI) Cat. Number B2-95478
Style General Jazz; Latin Jazz Rating
Recorded live 1990-07-15  in  Montreux Jazz Festival
Musicians Credits
Gonzalo Rubalcaba piano
Charlie Haden bass
Paul Motian drums
Producer Charlie Haden
Engineer Dave Richards
Track list
Well You Needn't (Monk) 08:48
Velas (Rubalcaba) 06:12
Prologo Comienzo (Rubalcaba) 05:13
First Song (Haden) 09:43
Once Around the Park (Motian) 05:48
Joao (Rubalcaba) 06:52
All the Things You Are (Hammerstein/Kern) 11:25
AMG Review (5):
One of the most exciting major-label debuts during the 1990s was Gonzalo Rubalcaba's Discovery, a trio date at the 1990 Montreux Jazz Festival with bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian. Haden had discovered the young pianist during an appearance in Cuba several years earlier and was surprised at his level of development considering his extremely limited access to hearing jazz greats on record or in person. Rubalcaba's spellbinding take of Thelonious Monk's "Well You Needn't" only begins to hint at his virtuosity; in an up-tempo setting he segues from bop into Latin with flashes of the avant-garde in a breathtaking performance. The young man also contributed the lovely ballad "Velas," the alternately intense and playful piano solo "Prologo Comienzo," as well as a captivating tribute to his young son, "Joao." Both Haden and Motian provide strong support for Rubalcaba, who didn't just rest on the laurels of this highly recommended CD but followed up with several more top-notch CDs for Blue Note during the remainder of the decade. — Ken Dryden