Gonzalo Rubalcaba Discography

1985 (age 22)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Ruvalcaba) Y Su Grupo / Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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 CespedAreito (Cuban) LD-4235
Pergamin-
Rapsodia Espanola-
Nueva Cubana-

* Areito (Cuban) LD-4235   Gonzalo Ruvalcaba Y Su Grupo - Proyecto - Jazz Plaza 85 - "La Nueva Cubana"
= Areito (Cuban) LD-4235 (alt.)   Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba
= Egrem (Cuban) CD 0125   Gonzalo Rubalcaba 2

1986

Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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 CubanaMessidor (G) 115954, 15960; Egrem (Cuban) CD 0096
Concatenacion Heroica-
Green Dolphin In The StreetMessidor (G) 115954, 15960

same session.

PlumaMessidor (G) 115956, 15960; Egrem (Cuban) CD 0096
Pisando El Cesped-
Regreso FelizMessidor (G) 115956; Egrem (Cuban) CD 0096

* Messidor (G) 115954   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live In Havanna Volume 1
= Areito (Cuban) LD-4374   Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concatenacion Vol. I
= Melopea (Argentine) DM 009   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concatenacion Vol. 1
= Messidor (G) 15830   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live In Havana
* Messidor (G) 115956   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live In Havanna Volume 2
= Areito (Cuban) LD-4375   Grupo Proyecto De Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concatenacion Vol. II
= Melopea (Argentine) DM 010   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concatenacion Vol. 2
= Messidor (G) 15830   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live In Havana
* Messidor (G) 15960   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live In Havanna
* Egrem (Cuban) CD 0096   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Concatenacion

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Solo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.

Areito Studios, Havana, Cuba, 1986

Homo BluesEgrem (Cuban) CD 0124
Four-
Little Walter-
Delirio No. 1-
Mambo Influenciado-
My Romance-
Desencaje-
My Funny Valentine-
Delirio No. 2-

* Egrem (Cuban) CD 0124   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Inicio
= Yemaya Records (Sp) YY 9422   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Straight Ahead

1987

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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 TschaikowskyMessidor (G) 15998
Mi Gran Pasion-
Concierto En Varsovia-
Preludio Proyecto Latino-
Principe Nino-
Cuatro Veinte-

* Messidor (G) 15998; Timba 59812-2   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Mi Gran Pasion

1989

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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

RumberoMessidor (G) 15801-1
Proyecto Latino (Part I, II, III, IV)-
Giraldilla-
Campo Finda-
Encuentro-
Presidente-
Comienzo-

* Messidor (G) 15801-1, 15801-2   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Giraldilla

1990

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Paul Motian, drums.

"Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, Switzerland, July 15, 1990

Well, You Needn'tsomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5527, TOCJ-8003
Velassomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5527
Prologo Comienzo-
First Song-
Once Around The Park-
Joao-
All The Things You Are-

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5527, TOCJ-8032   Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio - At Montreux
= Blue Note CDP 7 95478 2   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live At Montreux: Discovery
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003   Standards By Gonzalo Rubalcaba

1991

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

McClear Place Studios, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 12-15, 1991

Circuitosomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5535
Sandino-
Besame Muchosomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5535, TOCJ-8003
Giant Stepssomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5535
Sin Remedio, El Mar-
Silver Hollow-
The Blessing-
Blue In Green-
Sinpunto Y Contracopa-
Mima-

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5535; Blue Note CDP 7 97197 2   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - The Blessing
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003   Standards By Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio/Solo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; John Patitucci, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

"Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 1991", Yamanashi, Japan, August 24-25, 1991

No Namesomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5540
Imaginesomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5540, TOCJ-8003
Autumn Leaves-
Peace And Quiet Timesomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5540
Gaby-
Joao-
Ebony-
Giant Steps-
Mima-

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5540   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Images
= Blue Note CDP 7 99492 2   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live At Mt. Fuji - Images
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003   Standards By Gonzalo Rubalcaba

1992

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quartet

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 Latinosomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5545
2.Transparence-
3.Our Spanish Love Song-
4.Here, There And Everywheresomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5545, TOCJ-8003
5.Tres Palabrassomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5545
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-

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5545, TOCJ-8033; Blue Note CDP 0777 7 80054 2 1   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Suite 4 Y 20
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003   Standards By Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quartet/Trio

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.Contagiosomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5552
2.Circuito II-
3.Tributo-
4.Santo Canto (Holy Chant)-
5.Moose The Mooche-
6.Chancletera-
7.Rapsodia Cubana-

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5552, TOCJ-8034, TOCJ-95010; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28264 2 2   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Rapsodia

1993 (age 30)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

"Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall", NYC, May 14, 1993

First SongBlue Note CDP 7243 8 30491 2 7

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

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Julio Barreto, drums.

McClear Place Studios, Toronto, ON, Canada, December 14 & 15, 1993

Hot Housesomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5559
Woody 'N' You-
I Remember Cliffordsomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5559, TOCJ-8003
Donna Leesomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5559
Bouncing With Bud-
Smooch-
Ah-Leu-Cha-
A Night In Tunisia-
Con Alma-

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5559, TOCJ-95021; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 30490 2 8   Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio - Diz......
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003   Standards By Gonzalo Rubalcaba

1994

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Solo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.

Capitol Tower, Los Angeles, CA with an invited audience, June 23, 1994

ImagineBlue Note CDP 7243 8 30491 2 7
Circuito II-

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

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quartet

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.ContagioBlue Note CDP 7243 8 30491 2 7
2.Woody'n You-
3.Perfidia-
4.Mima-

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

1995

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quartet

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Eddie Gomez, bass; Greg Hutchinson, drums; Jerry Gonzalez, percussion.

Clinton Recording Studios, NYC?, February 17, 1995

Recado Bossa Novasomethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003

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

Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Cuban Quartet

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

Openingsomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5588
Circuito III-
Ellioko (Yoruba Word For "Two")-
Desierto-
Intermitencia-
Coral Negro-
Circuito IV-
Oddi Lobbe-
Eshun Agwe (Yoruba Word For "Party")-
Homenaje-
Closing-

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5588; Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37717 2 1   Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Cuban Quartet - Antiguo

1997

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; Brian Bromberg, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, August 6 & 7, 1997

Maiden Voyagesomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5591
Caravan-
On Green Dolphin Street-
Hot House-
Yesterdays-
Woody'n You (as Woodyn' You)-
Manha De Carnaval (Black Orpheus)-
Caravan (alternate take)somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003

* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5591; Blue Note 7243 4 94442 2 5   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - The Trio
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-8003   Standards By Gonzalo Rubalcaba

1998

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio +

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 AnasBlue Note 7243 4 99241 2 3
2.Promenade-
3.The Hard One-
4.Sandyken-
5.Here's That Rainy Day-
6.Caravan-
7.Joan-
8.Blues Lundvall-
9.Joao-

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

2000

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

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.SupernovaBlue Note 7243 5 31172 2 1
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)-

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

2004 (age 41)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba And New Cuban Quartet

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 GuerrilleroBlue Note 7243 5 81832 2 1
Preludio In Conga #1 / Homage To Hilario-
Bottoms Up-
Sea Change-
Paseo con Fula-
Meanwhile-
Santo Canto-
Quasar-
Los Bueyes-

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

2005

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Solo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.

The Hit Factory, NYC & Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL, June 8-10, 2005

Rezo (Praise Be!)Blue Note 0946 3 31260 2 2
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)-

* Blue Note 0946 3 31260 2 2, 0946 3 55534 2 0   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Solo

2007

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quintet

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 RetrospectiveBlue Note 0946 3 84185 2 8
This Is It-
Aspiring To Normalcy-
Peace-
Hip Side-
Infantil (Dedicated To John McLaughlin)-
Preludio Corto No. 2 For Piano (Tu Amor Era Falso)-

* Blue Note 0946 3 84185 2 8   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Avatar

2010

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Solo

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano.

released 2010

Derivado 15Passion 0736211743756
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-

* 5Passion 0736211743756   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Fe... Faith

2011

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

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 Cubana5Passion 0736211748652, 0736211748652 (1xCD)
Time Remembered-
Fifty-
Anthem-
Oshun5Passion 0736211748652
Bonus Material-

same session.

Moore-
Son XXI5Passion 0736211748652, 0736211748652 (1xCD)
Alafia-
Lennie's Pennies-
Oshun (Short Version)5Passion 0736211748652
Bonus Material-

* 5Passion 0736211748652   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - XXI Century
* 5Passion 0736211748652 (1xCD)   Gonzalo Rubalcaba - XXI Century

2013 (age 50)

Volcan

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano, keyboards; featuring Jose Armando Gola, bass; Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, drums; Giovanni Hidalgo, percussion.

released 2013

Volcan5Passion 0040232013607
Volcan Durmiente-
Pon La Clave-
Corsario-
Sin Punto.....-
Salt Peanuts-
Corsario (Instrumental Version)-
Ano Novo-

* 5Passion 0040232013607   Volcan

Others

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Septet/Trio/Solo

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 CubanaYemaya Records (Sp) YY 9422
Pluma-
Pergamin-
Homo Blues
Four
Little Walter
Delirio No. 1
Mambo Influenciado
My Romance
Desencaje
My Funny Valentine
Delirio No. 2

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

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Solo/Band

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; and others.

released 1998

Mambo InfluenciadoGDN Records (Canadian) GDN-CD-0002
My Funny Valentine-
A Night In Tunisia-
Regreso Feliz-
Rapsodia Espanola-
Little Walter-

* GDN Records (Canadian) GDN-CD-0002; Max Music 22137   Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; and others.: same personnel.

released 2000

Concatenacion HeroicaEgrem (Cuban) CD 0095
Anbiente De Media Noche-
Una Noche En Tunisia-
Maria-

* Egrem (Cuban) CD 0095   Gonzalo Rubalcaba 1

Gonzalo Rubalcaba With Havana Symphony Orchestra

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano; and others.: same personnel.

released 2001

Concierto NegroEgrem (Cuban) CD 0120
Embele Iruke-

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