Dave Valentin The Hawk

Dave Valentin - The Hawk (1979) [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 1, 2012
Dave Valentin - The Hawk (1979) [Repost]

Dave Valentin - The Hawk (1979)
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Funk

Valentin's second recording combines funk, latin, jazz and pop elements into an appealing lyrical style, with a distinctive percussive bounce. The Beatles "Blackbird" and the standard "What A Wonderful World" are standout tracks.

Dave Valentin – The Hawk (1979)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Oct. 24, 2009
Dave Valentin – The Hawk (1979)

Dave Valentin – The Hawk (1979)
GRP Records Digital Master | 1979 | Jazz Fusion Funk | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 237Mb+21Mb

After the success of Dave's debut album "Legends", he received acclaim from critics, musicians, and listeners alike. Dave was nominated for the Downbeat Critics Poll 1979 as well as nominated by Latin N.Y. magazine for Best New Flutist. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, sharing the "S.R.O." bill with Maynard Ferguson and as a featured guest solist with Hubert Laws.
Dave's second album presents the two sides of his cultural experience. Growing up in the South Bronx, his music has both "Funk" and "Latin" roots. This album brings these two sides of Dave Valentin to the forefront. Dave's music is like a hawk……strong, confident and soaring.

Dave Valentin - Mind Time (1987) {GRP} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 15, 2016
Dave Valentin - Mind Time (1987) {GRP} [Re-Up]

Dave Valentin - Mind Time (1987) {GRP}
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Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

Valentin gained attention early on as a versatile musician who was able to play in Latin jazz groups but found professional success by exploring the sounds of world music with his flute. He was adept at Latin and straight-ahead jazz, but was also known for combining Latin rhythms with pop sounds in his original music. He was the first artist signed to the GRP jazz label in 1978 and released 18 world music albums on the imprint.

Dave Valentin - Light Struck (1986) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 18, 2016
Dave Valentin - Light Struck (1986) {GRP}

Dave Valentin - Light Struck (1986) {GRP}
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Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Dave Valentin, who has recorded over 15 albums for GRP, combines together the influence of pop, R&B, and Brazilian music with Latin jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover jazz.He was born of Puerto Rican parents in 1952 in New York City.At age nine, Valentin enjoyed playing bongos and congas. He gigged at Latin clubs in New York from age 12 and it was not until he was 18 that he seriously started studying flute. Valentin's teacher, Hubert Laws, suggested that he not double on saxophone because of his attractive sound on the flute. In 1977, he made his recording debut with Ricardo Marrero's group and he was also on a Noel Pointer album. Discovered by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, Valentin was the first artist signed to GRP and he has been a popular attraction ever since.

Dave Valentin - Jungle Garden (1985) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 7, 2014
Dave Valentin - Jungle Garden (1985) {GRP}

Dave Valentin - Jungle Garden (1985) {GRP}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Jungle Garden is just another real gem by one of the greatest flutist in the Jazz realm, and the best in Latin Jazz. The best two cuts by far are "Very Nice Indeed" with Tania Maria on the piano, and the killer cut Tabasco. Those were the days when the flutist had to prove themselves and Valentin does it.
Dave Valentin / Herbie Mann - Two Amigos (1990) {GRD-9606} [Repost]

Dave Valentin / Herbie Mann - Two Amigos (1990) {GRD-9606}
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Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

What a perfectly titled release, as Valentin and Mann's camaraderie on their five duets here is all at once playful and poignant, with healthy doses of improvisation thrown in for good measure. Bill O'Connell's standout solo piano sparkles throughout the sweet grooves of "Jesse's Samba" and the rousing eight minute closer "Obsession," but it is Valentin's perky way with the airy textures of his instrument which powers this flavorful collection. "Old Hill" begins as an improv laden duet with O'Connell and shows that Valentin is equally comfortable on moodier lines. Also enjoyable is the brassy "Savanna," on which Mann and Valentin trade of sweet eight bar solos. Two Amigos should appeal to lovers of Latin music and jazz flute, as well as anyone in the mood for a refreshing departure from the same old pop-jazz.

Dave Valentin - Legends (1978) {(GRP 9519}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 13, 2014
Dave Valentin - Legends (1978) {(GRP 9519}

Dave Valentin - Legends (1978) {(GRP 9519}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Discovered by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, Valentin was the first artist signed to GRP and he has been a popular attraction ever since. Valentin has recorded over 15 albums, combining the influence of pop, R&B, and Brazilian music with Latin and smooth jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover jazz. In his second album - Legends the young flautist is already a major force on New York's jazz and Latin scenes. Legends represents his solid blend of youthful energy and creative experience.

Dave Grusin & the GRP All-Stars - Live In Japan (1981)  Music

Posted by alfonsito at July 4, 2013
Dave Grusin & the GRP All-Stars - Live In Japan (1981)

Dave Grusin & the GRP All-Stars - Live In Japan
EAC Rip | Flac + cue + log | scans | 225 MB
1981 Arista Records Inc. | Jazz / Smooth Jazz

Recorded live at The Osaka Festival Hall, March 16, 1980 as part of the The Memorial Festival Of ABC (Asahi) TV's 30th Anniversary. “GRP All-Stars Live In Japan” offers all the excitement of a rare Dave Grusin stage performance.

Dave Valentin - Tropic Heat (1994) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 15, 2013
Dave Valentin - Tropic Heat (1994) [Re-Up]

Dave Valentin - Tropic Heat (1994)
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Flutist Dave Valentin's 16th album for GRP is one of his best. His regular group (a quartet with pianist Bill O'Connell, bassist Lincoln Goines, and drummer Robbie Ameen) is augmented by two percussionists and an excellent seven-member horn section that consists of the reeds of Dick Oatts, Mario Rivera, and David Sanchez; trombonist Angel "Papo" Vasquez; and three trumpeters, including Charlie Sepulveda. All of the horns get their opportunities to solo and the result is a particularly strong Latin jazz session. Valentin continues to grow as a player and he cuts loose on several of these tracks.

Dave Valentin - Mind Time (1987) [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 6, 2013
Dave Valentin - Mind Time (1987) [Repost]

Dave Valentin - Mind Time (1987)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 255MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

Valentin gained attention early on as a versatile musician who was able to play in Latin jazz groups but found professional success by exploring the sounds of world music with his flute. He was adept at Latin and straight-ahead jazz, but was also known for combining Latin rhythms with pop sounds in his original music. He was the first artist signed to the GRP jazz label in 1978 and released 18 world music albums on the imprint.