Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz. Vibraphone. Percussion. Composer
New album "Caliente Corner"available!!
Alfredo Chacon is a Cuban American composer, vibraphone player and percussionist. His music is fresh, happy, positive and full of energy. The melodies play a very important role as much in his compositions as in his solos.
Chacon is emerging as one of the most prominent voices of the vibraphone in Latin and Cuban Jazz. He combines a high technical level in his instrument with a great musical and harmonic knowledge, blending genres like blues, bebop and funk, with his Cuban roots.
His new album ¨Caliente Corner¨ is a wonderful sounding album featuring many Cuban rhythms like Son, Cha cha cha, Mambo, Bolero, Tango congo, Pilon, Danzon y Changui, masterly merged with the harmonies and approach of jazz. Brian Lynch, a well known and Grammy award winning Latin jazz trumpet player is featured in two tracks of the album.
His previous album, MAGIC PLACE, won a nomination to best jazz album at the Cubadisco Awards in 2013. In this album his Cuban roots are mixed with influences from other genres like Funk, Bossa, Soul and Bebop in a blend of beautiful melodies and groovy rhythms.
The result is a fresh, colorful, joyous and elegant music full of surprises that will get the listener in a good mood.