Dave Valentin

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HighNote CD 7141
Dave Valentin
World On a String

Dave Valentin plays the flute like you've never heard it before with a flare and wild, scintillating, all consuming fire, not generally associated with the flute, but also with the tenderness you'd expect with an instrument associated with the calm and serene. Beginning as a percussionist, switching to flute and mentored by the renowned Hubert Laws, Dave also ser ved as music director for "El Rey" - Tito Puente for the last six years of Puente's life. His percussion background led Dave to experiment with unique approaches to traditional flute technique such as producing percussive effects and singing and playing at the same time. Surrounded by colleagues Bill O'Connell, Robby Ameen, Ruben Rodriguez and others, Dave's HighNote debut features a selection of originals, traditional Latin Jazz tunes and a take on "World On A String" that you won't soon forget. Hear why Grammy-nominated Dave Valentin has been voted the leading jazz flutist by Jazziz Magazine for the last seven years running!

With Bill OíConnell, Ronnie Cuber, Ruben Rodriguez, Robby Ameen, Richie Flores, Lincoln Goines, Milton Cardona, Nicky Marrero.

Tracks: Meet You at the Coda; Passion Fruit; Iíve Got the World on a String; I Remember You; Bronx Serenade; Iíll See You in a Second; Samba Timba; For the King Tito Puente; Drop a Dime; Zig Zag.

I've Got the World On a String

Bronx Serenade

I'll See You In a Second

Samba Timba

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