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by Carlos Cuevas

"Four Stars"-DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (September 2004), "Depiction has a distinct voice and noteworthy depth"-KEYBOARD MAGAZINE (July 2006), "Depiction heralds a noteworthy up-and-comer"-MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE (December 2004). Also in MUSICO PRO & LA JAZZ SCENE
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mi Aguinaldo
5:44 $0.99
2. Depiction
6:41 $0.99
3. Organum Duplum
6:35 $0.99
4. The Choice Is Yours
6:14 $0.99
5. An Epic For The Present
7:48 $0.99
6. Opening Line
4:37 $0.99
7. Legend
5:40 $0.99
8. K Song
8:05 $0.99
9. 12 Bars For La Ceiba
4:32 $0.99
10. Morocha (For Lourdes)
2:17 $0.99
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“Accomplished and inventive, pianist Carlos Cuevas combines classical technique with a robust sense of drive and melody on Depiction. Cuevas’ music gives as much attention to texture and feel as it does melody: If you can follow the chord progression and where “one” is, you’ll get it.”

“Whether breaking bar lines or splicing together clever arrangements, Carlos’ Depiction has a distinct voice and noteworthy depth.”

“Pianist Carlos Cuevas’ Depiction heralds a noteworthy up-and-comer. The compelling keyboardist is rooted in straight-ahead, but his eclectic writing navigates breathtaking left turns.”

“Junto a un trío muy compenetrado, Carlos Cuevas lanza al mercado Depiction. Este CD cuenta exclusivamente de composiciones originales de Cuevas, las cuales demuestran ser un buen vehículo para las exploraciones armónicas, rítmicas y melódicas de su trio.” “La interacción entre los miembros de este trio es muy buena, y la combinación de Taba y Branly proveen un soporte ideal para impulsar los enérgicos e introspectivos solos de Cuevas.”
-Rodrigo O. Sánchez, MÚSICO PRO MAGAZINE

Carlos Cuevas has enjoyed a highly successful musical career. His experience as pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and vocalist has allowed him to work with some of the finest musicians in the business and to explore a wide range of musical situations both in the U.S. and around the world.
Carlos was born in Cambridge, England and grew up in Valencia, Venezuela. His musical training began at age fourteen. While still in Venezuela, he studied classical piano and theory, was introduced to the world of jazz, & performed extensively throughout the country. He moved to the United States in 1993 to further his education, earning a degree in Jazz Studies from the prestigious University of North Texas.
Carlos' diverse musical background and versatility have been put to work with the likes of Bette Midler, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Laws Family: Hubert, Ronnie, Eloise, & Debra Laws, Nestor Torres, Gabriela Anders, and the late Cuban Composer, René Tuzed among others. Carlos' arranging skills are also in high demand. He has composed and arranged music for a wide variety of styles and ensembles that range anywhere from small groups to big bands and orchestras.
In 2004, Carlos released his debut album Depiction, featuring bassist Dean Taba and drummer Jimmy Branly. Depiction quickly became the object of rave reviews from prestigious sources such as Downbeat Magazine (September 2004); Keyboard Magazine (July, 2006); Modern Drummer Magazine (December, 2004); Músico Pro Magazine (February, 2006); Los Angeles Jazz Scene (March & April 2004); and
In 2008, Carlos released his second CD entitled Uninhibited Realm. This CD features John Patitucci on acoustic & electric basses, Jimmy Branly on drums & percussion, and a concerto for jazz trio and a 16-piece chamber orchestra. Following the success of his previous work, Uninhibited Realm has also been praised by Downbeat (August 2008); Keyboard (August, 2008); Modern Drummer (September 2008; & Músico Pro (May 2008), thus gaining well deserved recognition in the U.S. and abroad while establishing himself as a respected bandleader. Carlos currently resides in New York City. For up-to-date info, visit



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Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Some exceptional, outstanding artistry here that unwraps Latin jazz with an insistent fervor, tearing open the wrapping with dexterous, frisky fingers. The album is remarkably agile, ranging from rebellious, intentionally devious thumping piano lines that bump along in lower register mud puddles to gorgeous, smoky, wafting ballad-like drifters. In between are bebop-informed, virtuosic rides and even moody, bluesy, Pop like themes almost daring to nod to something like the best songs of Herbie Hancock or the accessible, hummable themes of Burt Bacharach. Truly, Carlos Cuevas' trio will not be limited by genre, expectations, their instruments nor their chops. A brilliant album.

Beba Cuevas

Fabuloso negrura, ti voglio tanto bene


this cd represent all the talent that people who belive in their music more than our market say. Bravo Carlitos, sigue así

omar lopez

bien chevere...
carlitos music's is very... (100x100)venezuelan.. Bien chevere..

Janet Hinton McLeod

The CD is great, clever, wonderful to listen to while driving, happy, up-beat, fast-moving! I love it.