Gonzalo Rubalcaba Catalog

1985 (age 22)

Gonzalo Ruvalcaba Y Su Grupo - Proyecto - Jazz Plaza 85 - "La Nueva Cubana"  (Areito (Cuban) LD-4235)

Lazaro Cruz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Manuel Valera, soprano, alto sax; Rafael Carrasco, tenor sax, flute; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards, arranger, composer; Felipe Cabrera, bass, bassoon; Horacio Hernandez, drums; Roberto Vizcaino, percussion.
"Festival International De Jazz 1985", Havana, Cuba, probably circa February, 1985
Pisando El Cesped
Pergamin
Rapsodia Espanola
Nueva Cubana
** also issued on Areito (Cuban) LD-4235 (alt.) entitled "Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba". Egrem (Cuban) CD 0125 entitled "Gonzalo Rubalcaba 2".

1986

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live In Havanna, Volume 1  (Messidor (G) 115954)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, keyboards; and Project Group: Lazaro Cruz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Rafael Carrasco, flute, tenor sax; Manuel Varela, sax; Felipe Cabrera, bass, bassoon; Horacio Hernandez, drums; Roberto Vizcaino, percussion.
"Museo De Bellas Artes", Havana, Cuba, February, 1986
Nueva Cubana
Concatenacion Heroica
Green Dolphin In The Street
** also issued on Areito (Cuban) LD-4374 entitled "Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concatenacion, Vol. I". Melopea (Argentine) DM 009 entitled "Concatenacion, Vol. 1".
** part of Messidor (G) 15830.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live In Havanna, Volume 2  (Messidor (G) 115956)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, keyboards; and Project Group: Lazaro Cruz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Rafael Carrasco, flute, tenor sax; Manuel Varela, sax; Felipe Cabrera, bass, bassoon; Horacio Hernandez, drums; Roberto Vizcaino, percussion.: same session.
"Museo De Bellas Artes", Havana, Cuba, February, 1986
Pluma
Pisando El Cesped
Regreso Feliz
** also issued on Areito (Cuban) LD-4375 entitled "Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concatenacion, Vol. II". Melopea (Argentine) DM 010 entitled "Concatenacion, Vol. 2".
** part of Messidor (G) 15830.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Inicio  (Egrem (Cuban) CD 0124)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.
Areito Studios, Havana, Cuba, 1986
Homo Blues
Four
Little Walter
Delirio No. 1
Mambo Influenciado
My Romance
Desencaje
My Funny Valentine
Delirio No. 2
** also issued on Yemaya Records (Sp) YY 9422 entitled "Straight Ahead".

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Straight Ahead  (Yemaya Records (Sp) YY 9422)

J.L. Millan, trumpet; Jose Carrasco, flute; R. Varela, alto sax; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Felipe Cabrera, electric bass; Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, drums; Roberto Vizcaino, percussion.
Havana, Cuba, 1986-1987
La Nueva Cubana
Pluma
Pergamin
** reissue of Egrem (Cuban) CD 0124 entitled "Inicio" + 3 bonus tracks.

1987

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Mi Gran Pasion  (Messidor (G) 15998)

Reinaldo Melian, trumpet; Lazaro Cruz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Rafael Carrasco, flute, tenor sax; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Steinway grand piano, keyboards; Felipe Cabrera, bass; Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, drums; Roberto Vizcaino, percussion.
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, July, 1987
Recordando A Tschaikowsky
Mi Gran Pasion
Concierto En Varsovia
Preludio Proyecto Latino
Principe Nino
Cuatro Veinte
** also issued on Timba 59812-2.

1989

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Giraldilla  (Messidor (G) 15801-1)

Reynaldo Melian, trumpet; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, keyboards, synthesizer; Mario Garcia, guitar, synthesizer; Felipe Cabrera, bass, bassoon; Horacio Hernandez, drums; Roberto Vizcaino, percussion.
Studio Musicland, Munich, West Germany, 1989
Rumbero
Proyecto Latino (Part I, II, III, IV)
Giraldilla
Campo Finda
Encuentro
Presidente
Comienzo
** also issued on Messidor (G) 15801-2.

1990

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio - At Montreux  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5527)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums.
"Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, Switzerland, July 15, 1990
Well, You Needn't
Velas
Prologo Comienzo
First Song
Once Around The Park
Joao
All The Things You Are
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8032. Blue Note CDP 7 95478 2 entitled "Live At Montreux - Discovery".

1991

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - The Blessing  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5535)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.
McClear Place Studios, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 12-15, 1991
Circuito
Sandino
Besame Mucho
Giant Steps
Sin Remedio, El Mar
Silver Hollow
The Blessing
Blue In Green
Sinpunto Y Contracopa
Mima
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 97197 2.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Images  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5540)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; John Patitucci, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.
"Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 1991", Yamanashi, Japan, August 24-25, 1991
No Name
Imagine
Autumn Leaves
Peace And Quiet Time
Gaby
Joao
Ebony
Giant Steps
Mima
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 99492 2 entitled "Live At Mt. Fuji - Images".

1992

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Suite 4 Y 20  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5545)

Reynaldo Melian, trumpet; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Felipe Cabrera, electric bass #1,4-6,9-11,13; Julio Barreto, drums; + Charlie Haden, bass #2,3,7,8,12.
Estudios Quarzo, Madrid, Spain, May 7-12, 1992
1.Preludio Proyecto Latino
2.Transparence
3.Our Spanish Love Song
4.Here, There And Everywhere
5.Tres Palabras
6.Comienzo
7.Love Letters
8.Perfidia
9.Nuestro Balance
10.4 Y 20
11.Siempre Maria
12.Nadie Me Ama
13.Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8033; Blue Note CDP 0777 7 80054 2 1.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Rapsodia  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5552)

Reynaldo Melian, trumpet #1,2,5-7; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards; Felipe Cabrera, electric bass; Julio Barreto, drums.
Woodstock Studio, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan, November 15-21, 1992
1.Contagio
2.Circuito II
3.Tributo
4.Santo Canto (Holy Chant)
5.Moose The Mooche
6.Chancletera
7.Rapsodia Cubana
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8034, TOCJ-95010; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28264 2 2.

1993 (age 30)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba In The USA - Imagine  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 30491 2 7)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.
"Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall", NYC, May 14, 1993
First Song
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.
Capitol Tower, Los Angeles, CA with an invited audience, June 23, 1994
Imagine
Circuito II
Reynaldo Melian, trumpet #1-3; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Felipe Cabrera, electric bass #1-3; Julio Barreto, drums #1-3.
"Wadswroth Hall", UCLA, Westwood, CA, June 24, 1994
1.Contagio
2.Woody'n You
3.Perfidia
4.Mima

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio - Diz......  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5559)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Julio Barreto, drums.
McClear Place Studios, Toronto, ON, Canada, December 14 & 15, 1993
Hot House
Woody 'N' You
I Remember Clifford
Donna Lee
Bouncing With Bud
Smooch
Ah-Leu-Cha
A Night In Tunisia
Con Alma
** also issued on somethin'else (J) TOCJ-95021; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 30490 2 8.

1995

Standards By Gonzalo Rubalcaba  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Eddie Gomez, bass; Greg Hutchinson, drums; Jerry Gonzalez, percussion.
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC?, February 17, 1995
Recado Bossa Nova
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Brian Bromberg, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums.
Avatar Studios, NYC, August 6 & 7, 1997
Caravan (alternate take)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Cuban Quartet - Antiguo  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5588)

Reynaldo Melian, trumpet; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards; Felipe Cabrera, bass; Julio Barreto, drums; featuring Giovanni Hidalgo, percussion; Maridalia Hernandez, Lazaro Ros, vocals; + some overdubs.
Klangstudio, Leyh, Germany, July 24-28, 1995;
Estudio Egrem, Havana, Cuba, October 17-21, 1995
Opening
Circuito III
Ellioko (Yoruba Word For "Two")
Desierto
Intermitencia
Coral Negro
Circuito IV
Oddi Lobbe
Eshun Agwe (Yoruba Word For "Party")
Homenaje
Closing
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37717 2 1.

1997

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - The Trio  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5591)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Brian Bromberg, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums.
Avatar Studios, NYC, August 6 & 7, 1997
Maiden Voyage
Caravan
On Green Dolphin Street
Hot House
Yesterdays
Woody'n You (as Woodyn' You)
Manha De Carnaval (Black Orpheus)
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 4 94442 2 5.

1998

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Inner Voyage  (Blue Note 7243 4 99241 2 3)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Jeff Chambers, bass; Ignacio Berroa, drums; with special guest: Michael Brecker, sax #3,8.
Avatar Studios, NYC, November 23-25, 1998
1.Yolanda Anas
2.Promenade
3.The Hard One
4.Sandyken
5.Here's That Rainy Day
6.Caravan
7.Joan
8.Blues Lundvall
9.Joao

2000

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio - Supernova  (Blue Note 7243 5 31172 2 1)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards, percussion; Carlos Henriquez, upright bass; Ignacio Berroa, drums, rainmaker; with special guests: Robert Quintero, congas #2,5; Luis Quintero, timbales, guiro #2,5; Jim Anderson, rainmaker #9.
Avatar Studios, NYC, December 2-5, 2000
1.Supernova
2.El Cadete Constitucional (The Constitutional Cadet)
3.Alma Mia (Soul Of Mine)
4.La Voz Del Centro (The Voice Between)
5.El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor)
6.Supernova 2
7.Otra Mirada (Another View)
8.The Hard One (Trio Version)
9.Oren (Pray)

2004 (age 41)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba And New Cuban Quartet - Paseo  (Blue Note 7243 5 81832 2 1)

Luis Felipe Lamoglia, soprano, alto, tenor sax; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards, percussion; Jose Armando Gola, electric bass; Ignacio Berroa, drums.
The Hit Factory, NYC & Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, April 5-9, 2004
El Guerrillero
Preludio In Conga #1 / Homage To Hilario
Bottoms Up
Sea Change
Paseo con Fula
Meanwhile
Santo Canto
Quasar
Los Bueyes

2005

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Solo  (Blue Note 0946 3 31260 2 2)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.
The Hit Factory, NYC & Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, June 8-10, 2005
Rezo (Praise Be!)
Quasar
Silencio (Silence)
Paseo Iluminado
Cancion Para Dormir En El Sillon (Lullaby)
Paseo En Media Luz
Cancion De Cuna Del Nino Negro (Lullaby For A Black Child)
Faro (Beacon)
Paseo Azul
Sueno De Munecas (Dream Of The Dolls)
Paseo Morado
Prologo (Prologue To A Fantasy)
Here's That Rainy Day
Nightfall
Besame Mucho (Instrumental)
** also issued on Blue Note 0946 3 55534 2 0.

2007

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Avatar  (Blue Note 0946 3 84185 2 8)

Michael Rodriguez, trumpet, flugelhorn; Yosvany Terry, alto, tenor sax, percussion; Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards; Matt Brewer, acoustic bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums.
Avatar Studios, NYC, May 29-June 1, 2007
Looking In Retrospective
This Is It
Aspiring To Normalcy
Peace
Hip Side
Infantil (Dedicated To John McLaughlin)
Preludio Corto No. 2 For Piano (Tu Amor Era Falso)

2010

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Fe... Faith  (5Passion 0736211743756)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.
released 2010
Derivado 1
Maferefun
Improvisation 2 (Based On Coltrane Changes)
Derivado 2
Con Alma 1
Preludio Corto #2 (Tu Amor Era Falso)
Blue In Green 1
Oro
Joan
Joao
Yolanda
Blue In Green 2
Con Alma 3
Improvisation 1 (Based On Coltrane Changes)
Derivado 3

2011

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - XXI Century  (5Passion 0736211748652)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, Yamaha CFX, keyboards; Matt Brewer, acoustic double bass, Arco bass, electric bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums; with Lionel Leouke, guitar, voice; Gary Galimidi, electric guitar; Ignacio Berroa, drums; Pedro "Pedrito" Martinez, percussion, voice.
Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ, June, 2011
Nueva Cubana
Time Remembered
Fifty
Anthem
Oshun
Bonus Material
same session.
Moore
Son XXI
Alafia
Lennie's Pennies
Oshun (Short Version)
Bonus Material

2013 (age 50)

Volcan  (5Passion 0040232013607)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards; featuring Jose Armando Gola, bass; Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, drums; Giovanni Hidalgo, percussion.
released 2013
Volcan
Volcan Durmiente
Pon La Clave
Corsario
Sin Punto.....
Salt Peanuts
Corsario (Instrumental Version)
Ano Novo

Others

Gonzalo Rubalcaba  (GDN Records (Canadian) GDN-CD-0002)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; and others.
released 1998
Mambo Influenciado
My Funny Valentine
A Night In Tunisia
Regreso Feliz
Rapsodia Espanola
Little Walter
** also issued on Max Music 22137.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba 1  (Egrem (Cuban) CD 0095)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; and others.: same personnel.
released 2000
Concatenacion Heroica
Anbiente De Media Noche
Una Noche En Tunisia
Maria

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concierto Negro  (Egrem (Cuban) CD 0120)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; and others.: same personnel.
released 2001
Concierto Negro
Embele Iruke