I Missed You Too!

PAQR4562 2022-07-22

Track List

Mambo Influenciado - 4:10
Mozart A La Cubana - 8:56
I Missed You Too! - 5:58
Pac-Man - 6:34
Claudia - 10:07
El Majá De Vento - 5:32
El Día Que Me Quieras - 8:40


Chucho Valdes - piano
paquito D'Rivera - alto saxophone, clarinet
Diego Urcola - trumpet, valve trombone
Dafnis Prieto - drums
Jose A. Gola - double bass, electric bass
Roberto Junior Vizcaino - percussion

In 1962, two of the most influential and talented instrumentalists that Cuba ever produced were brought together. Saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera was invited to hear pianist Chucho Valdés at a local club in his Marianao neighborhood of South Havana. The two soon became a musical partnership that helped shape jazz in Cuba. Their paths would separate in 1980 when D’Rivera left Cuba. // Sixty years after their initial meeting, the pair has finally reunited to create a monumental new recording. Their I Missed You Too! marks D’Rivera and Valdés’s first recording since they were both members of Cuba’s most influential jazz/fusion ensemble, Irakere.