Cuban pianist Ramon Valle is a seasoned veteran with the explosive energy of a racehorse straight out of the gate. At this pivotal point in his career, Valle is on the runway and primed for TAKE OFF.
Ramon’s stage presence is commanding, whether within the ranks of an orchestra or leading a trio. His performances and stage presence are charismatic, his music – intoxicating. No longer a diamond-in-the-rough, he is the perfectly cut gem. “Sometimes I feel like a troubadour,” he says, “because I tell stories, but stories without words.”
Under the guidance and Management of world-renown Producer Suzi Reynolds, Valle’s career has been sculpted to not only showcase his versatility as a composer, arranger, and performer of his own works, but on his forthcoming release, also offers his own ‘take-offs’ on the great works of other artists, passionately interpreting the harmonies of Stevie Wonder, the poignant lyrics of Leonard Cohen and the spirit of John Coltrane.
“Valle is a more open, overly emotional piano – trio master than Brad Meldhau. McCoy Tyner and
Chick Corea are the musicians who come to mind as comparisons. He is a formidably sophisticated
player rooted in Cuban jazz, but drawing on resources way beyond the usual suspects the idiom
usually calls up.”
– THE GUARDIAN, LONDON
“Valle is equally adept at intensely swinging like Oscar Peterson – but with a groove that reflects the
syncopation of the Afro-Cuban clave-playing pop music or reveling in the island’s many traditional
rhythms. And like any of the pianists who record for ECM, Valle can draw the curtain down around
himself and play powerfully introspective music.”
“Technical virtuosity and a unique improvisational style deeply influenced by his love for classical
music and his Cuban heritage are the ingredients of this young piano player.”
– JAZZIZ MAGAZINE