Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Diz (1993)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Title Diz
Length 56:27 Discs: 1 Tracks: 9
Format CD Packaging Jewel Case
Label Blue Note Cat. Number N/A
Style General Jazz Rating
Recorded grudzień 1993 
Musicians Credits
Gonzalo Rubalcaba piano
Ron Carter bass
Julio Barreto cymbals, drums
Producer Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Producer Jose Forteza
Producer Hitoshi Namekata
Engineer Jim Anderson
Mastering Joshio Okazaki
Track list
Hot House 07:40
Woody 'N You 06:57
I Remember Clifford 04:47
Donna Lee 04:25
Bouncing with Bud 05:20
Smooch 05:59
Ah-Leu-Cha 09:52
Night in Tunisia 04:51
Con Alma 06:36
AMG Review by Scott Yanow (3):
Although one might assume that having the title of Diz means that this set would be a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, only four of the nine selections were actually associated with the great trumpeter; the other numbers range from Bird and Bud Powell to Benny Golson and Charles Mingus ("Smooch"). Gonzalo Rubalcaba makes each of the jazz standards his own by reharmonizing the chord structures, playing in his own dense style and coming up with fresh new statements rather than just re-creating bebop. He is quite lyrical and somber on the ballads, makes "Donna Lee" unrecognizable, and (with the assistance of bassist Ron Carter and drummer Julio Barreto) modernizes all of the potential warhorses. This is a very interesting workout.