Chucho Valdés – Jazz Batá 2 (Mack Avenue)

Chucho Valdés hit a career milestone in 1973 when he founded the now-iconic big band Irakere, catalyzing Cuba’s native jazz scene while simultaneously cementing his own global reputation as a pianist, bandleader and composer of the highest caliber. But Irakere’s explosive success stole the spotlight from an innovative album that Valdés had released a year

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