Photo : Hélène Ressayres
Considered as part of the greatest & most renowned Cuban musicians of their times, this band of seven had the excellent idea to be on stage together in October 2017 in Toulouse ! After that first concert it seemed obvious for each of the musicians not to stop the adventure right there. All of them being impressive composers, arrangers and soloists it was crucial for each of them to find their place so as to reach the balance and cohesion needed for such a short delay recording. This album entitled « Y que !? (So What) » reflects the diversity of influence and rhythms of El Comité. Their awesome compositions and covers stamped by El Comité are always marked by a fluidity and an energy typical of the band.
El Comité is above all the continuity of the great story of Cuban music. The transmission of music from one generation to another is still very important on the island. This solid foundation is what allowed this music to evolve for decades without ever forgetting its roots. El Comité is both paying a warm tribute to the past generations such as Chucho Valdés, Emiliano Salvador or Gabriel Hernandez, to some major artists such as Miles Davis ; but is also the best means for those young musicians to express themselves in a different way, on stage, it is always a real pleasure to see El Comité grow when their boundless energy and their musical generosity quickly become contagious !
Rolando Luna – Piano
Gaston Roya – Bass, double bass
Rodney Barreto – Drums
Yaroldy Abreu – Percussion
Carlos Sarduy – Trumpet
Irving Acao – Tenor saxophone