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Everything that might have been predicted twelve years ago, when Robert Fonseca started to attract a healthy worldwide fan base after the release of his album “Zamazu”, was confirmed some time ago. Ten albums have been released to the market since then, and at this point, when “Yesun” has just started its journey, the primacy of this pianist in the current Cuban jazz scene is undeniable.
Born in Havana, in 1975, Roberto Fonseca came to the attention of the world thanks to the help and voice of Ibrahím Ferrer, with whom he played in the Buena Vista Social Club project. Such was the admiration Roberto felt for Ibrahím that he went so far as to produce the latter’s posthumous album “Mi Sueño”. This relationship finds its natural prolongation in the passion Roberto also felt for the work of pianist Rubén González.
Both artists illuminated Roberto when building the selection of songs on “Zamazu”, his true recording début after the poorly-distributed release of “Tiene Que Ver” in 1999. Afro-Cuban music and a variety of jazz piano influences, especially Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock, form the inspiration behind Roberto Fonseca’s passionate style.
Components Roberto Fonseca: piano, keyboards and voice Yandy Martínez: bass Ruly Herrera: drums