Press Quotes

ENGLISH

“ABUC is an astonishingly broad, tightly fused and incandescently delivered vision.” The Guardian

“The pianist reimmerses in the musical history of his native Cuba and recreates 1940s big bands”  **** Financial Times

“Roberto Fonseca is one of the world’s great pianists and one of the finest of Cuba’s new generation of musicians ” ****Evening Standard

“…Roberto Fonseca has a ball on this eight album, blending the traditional with the new in a way that is both intoxicating and intriguing.” **** 1/2 Downbeat

“a thrilling sense of immediacy…” Irish Times

“ABUC (read it backwards) is a vivid exposition of all that is alive and intoxicating about the Afro-Cuban tradition.” Irish Times

“ABUC is lush, delicious sophistication.” World Music Central

“Grounded by meaty Cuban percussion, set soaring with tight, neat brass and levitated by the sheer brilliance of savvy compositions, Mr. Fonseca pulls and tugs at the history of Cuba’s musical traditions to conjure up a brilliant homage to his homeland.” World Music Central

In this mesmerizing 53-minute program, the past and present are gleefully intertwined in music that will prompt listeners to hit the dance floor. Downbeat

FRENCH

C’est un disque aux mille séductions, latin, noir, indien, psyché, jazz, traditionnel et classique : le Cuba de Fonseca est une fable où se perdre avec délice. Les inRocks

ABUC, son nouvel album vous étonnera. FIP Radio

“Le musicien y retrace l’histoire musicale de La Havane, façonnée par les influences de l’Afrique et du jazz, dont il a magistralement réarrangé les plus grands airs.” Le Figaro

D’ailleurs ce disque est irrésistible. *** Le Soir

Depuis le temps qu’on attendait ça… Le pianiste Roberto Fonseca fait une infidélité au jazz pour une incursion dans la musique populaire cubaine. Un tableau épique et anthologie. Le Monde

SPANISH

Terminada la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando el mundo aún se desperezaba, la música de las orquestas ligeras cubanas, sorprendía al mundo. Exuberante, llena de elegancia, rítmica y sabrosa, la esencia de aquellas partituras perfectas para el baile ha vuelto a sonar gracias al trabajo minucioso realizado por Roberta Fonseca. El Boletín