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Roberto Fonseca set for Ronnie Scott's International Piano Trio Festival

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The dazzling musician The New York Times called "a charismatic spark plug of a pianist from Cuba" - Roberto Fonseca made his debut at the Havana International Jazz Festival in 1990 when he was 15. Ten years and several solo albums later, the rousing young jazz pianist joined the internationally acclaimed orchestra of charismatic sonero Ibrahim Ferrer, touring the world and recording and producing his last release "Mi sueño. A bolero Songbook". The album received a Latin Grammy nomination in the category of Best Tropical Latin Album.

ABUC is the title of his eighth album and the first to appear on the famous impulse! label. It reveals another of his facets: Roberto Fonseca is a storyteller. Teeming with rascally rhythms and burly brass, and woven from allusions, souvenirs and contrasts, ABUC is a kaleidoscope of dancing colours which Roberto uses to tell a story: the great and rich narrative of Cuban music, from yesterday to today. The album featured stellar collaborators such as Trombone Shorty, Eliades Ochoa, Zé Luis Nascimento, Rafael Lay and Roberto Espinosa Rodríguez from Orquesta Aragón,  Manuel ‘Guajiro' Mirabal. "ABUC is an astonishingly broad, tightly fused and incandescently delivered vision." The Guardian

You can see Fonseca at Ronnie Scott's International Piano Trio Festival on Sat 4th - Sun 5th August.  Watch the attached clip