Buena Vista Social Club, Afro Cuban Allstars
Grammy winner artist Amadito Valdés has been playing music for more than 30 years. His first teachers were his father Amado Valdés and Walfredo de los Reyes Sr., two undeniable masters.
Beginning with 1997 he takes part of what up to date is known as the project “Buena Vista Social Club” – in allusion to the same named record, that merit the Grammy Award (1998)-, also in particular of the Afro Cuban All Stars orchestra and the group of the well known piano player Rubén Gonzalez.
His international image exposed by the documental film “Buena Vista Social Club” has made him “the most seen timbalero” after the legendary Tito Puente.
Bajando Gervasio…..towards the top of “timbal” is the personal recording of Amadito Valdés that was nominated to Grammy in 2003. It is a unique record in many senses; so much that it can “convince both experts and neophytes as well, that in the end, the “timbal” inaugurates the perfect melodic harmonic and rhythmic balance with the instrumental universe of the orchestra”, says Amadito.
Amadito’s selected discography:
Estrellas de Areito
La Fiesta del Timbalero
Bebo Rides Again
Descargando con Peruchin Jr. and the Cuban All Stars
Santiago with The Chieftains
Omara la Novia del Feeling
Introducing Ruben Gonzalez
Deep Rumba 1 y 2
Buena Vista Social Club presents Ibrahim Ferrer
A Cuban Dreams Reunion-The New York Sessions
Vicio Latino II
Distinto, Diferente with Afro Cuban All Stars
Artilleria Pesada with Control Machete
Celina 50 años como una reina
Buena Vista Social Club presents Omara Portuondo
Motivo Cubano with el grupo Cubismo
Two shoes with The Cat Empire
Flor de Amor
Salsa, Son, Timba
Buena Vista Social Club presents Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal
Rhythms del Mundo Cuba
Rhythms del Mundo Cubano Alemán
Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall
Rhythms del Mundo Classics