Act, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: Pianist Ramón Valle is from Cuba as are the other members of his trio, Omar Rodríguiz Calvo (b) and Liber Torriente (d). The music they play is not traditional Latin jazz as you may expect but more modern, straight-ahead jazz. Valle has lived in The Netherlands since 1998 and his music reflects on his international approach. No Escape is vibrant with each of the musicians stretching out in different spots. From the racy stop and go pace of “Illegal” to the swinging mellow “Alice Blues”, this one shines.