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Ramón Valle Inner State 2LP 180g Vinyl Limited Audiophile Signature Edition In+Out Records 2020 EU

Artist: Ramón Valle
Title: Inner State
Catalog Number: IOR 2LP 77144-1
Label: In+Out Records
Barcode: 798747714419
Original release year: 2020
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 558gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: November 26, 2021
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


Unit Price: 44,63 €

Reference: IO334419GF

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With these live recordings, Cuban pianist Ramón Valle shows how the music of his native land combines with urban sophistication to create a new language, how Cuban roots merge with stupendous technical mastery to create truly great sounds. Six original songs and a stunning version of Leonard Cohen´s Hallelujah, on this Audiophile Signature Edition made in Germany.



  • Limited Edition
  • Audiophile Signature Edition
  • Hand Numbered and Signed Edition
  • 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl
  • Mastered and Pressed in Germany
  • Gatefold Cover
  • Bonus tracks exclusive to the vinyl edition



"Ramón Valle is an extraordinary pianist who strives to create picturesque music, and practically every tune on Inner State evokes at least a dazzling image or two.

His treatment of “Free At Last,” words so inseparably linked to the sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., begins slowly, like a call to prayer, before an eruption of chords summon bassist Omar Rodriguez Calvo and drummer Jamie Peet to join him in a holler of liberation. His octave configurations have the resonance you hear in some of Chick Corea’s performances, but with an even stronger dash of cinnamon.

In several ways that opening track is a prelude to “Hallelujah,” Leonard Cohen’s signature song, and it’s made all the more ecclesiastical when Valle applies harp-like strokes to his cluster of solos. On one swift passage of notes, he approximates a carillon; Valle has a way of sustaining that sound of bells. The only things missing from the invocation is a choir and an “Amen.” Exciting moments occur near the close of the album on “Cinco Hermanas,” when Valle’s vocalizations, a little scat and a bunch of harmonic phrases converge with explosive notes from his piano. A tune that began in a classical mood soon became a festive shout, Valle’s voice mimicking the tone and velocity emanating from the keyboard. But perhaps the most engrossing effort here is “Mamita Yo Te Quiero,” where Valle’s flurry of fingers matches Peet beat for beat and Calvo swings in a Latin context.

The pianist and composer has presented an array of colorful images and soundscapes that abound in his native Cuba, and should summon visions of his home."

By Herb Boyd - DownBeat, March 2021




Ramón Valle – piano
Omar Rodriguez Calvo – double bass
Jamie Peet – drums

Kassel, Germany, November 18, 2019



Track Listing:

Side A
01. Free At Last
02. Little, Irreplaceable Things

Side B
01. Zwana
02. Levitando

Side C
01. Hallelujah
02. Mamita Yo Te Quiero


Side D
01. Te Extrano
02. Cinco Hermanas


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