A giant among giants, Chucho Valdés was heralded as “the world’s most complete pianist” by Jazz Magazine. Modest by nature, this son of another renowned pianist, Bebo Valdés, who recently passed away, nevertheless knows how to pay proper tribute to the musicians who influenced him. As proof, witness the brand new album Border Free, which finds the Cuba native exploring the music of the North American Indians and the Arab-Andalusian culture. In his first visit in 4 years, he brings us that engaging album, accompanied by his super sextet, the Afro-Cuban Messengers. Caliente!