Caridad Valdés, Mayra

Mateca, 2002CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 8.4w

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Mayra’s voice is deep and expressive. It resonates with emotion whether she singing the words or scatting, always integral with the music. “Besame Mucho” is a prime example and there are many more both upbeat and mellow. The band includes bassist Jorge Reyes and Tony Perez on piano along with the percussive beats that make the music live. It’s an excellent set of Caribbean jazz featuring one of Cuba’s premier female vocalists.