Max Valldeneu – It’s About Love

In Max Valldeneu‘s chest are beating two hearts. His first passion was the blues. He founded La Fulana Blues Band and Mo’ Blues. Later he was the band leader of Artie “Blues Boy” White. Further bands he performed with were The World Band, The Platinum Band and the Tyrone Davis Revue.

Under the influence of the guitarists Earl Klugh, Norman Brown, Bobby Broom, Paul Jackson Jr, Lee Ritenour, George Benson and Wes Montgomery he discovered the love for the smooth jazz genre. His debut album It`s About Love (2011) is a confession for his new direction. With the exception of three covers Max has written all songs.

Valldeneu is supported by Roosevelt Purifoy (keyboards), Joewaun Scott (bass), Steven Sanders (percussion), Tyrone Mitchell (drums), Pete Carney (sax) and more. When you hear a guitarist for the first time, you try to categorize him stylistically. Under scrutiny It’s About Love allows parallels to Norman Brown’s guitar performance.

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