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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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Max Valldeneu – It’s About Love

While all songs were written by Max Valldeneu himself; he did put his own smooth jazz touch to Michael Jackson’s The Girl is Mine, Johnny Gill’s My, My, My and Stevie Wonder’s Superstition.

His debut solo album has already received radio play on Rick O’Dell’s segment on Chicago’s Smooth station 87.7 FM. Rick O’Dell, (Program Director at 87.7 fm) says, “Max Valldeneu is an artist deserving of being elevated beyond best-kept-secret status here in Chicago. That’s why we chose to spin “It’s About Love” and “The Girl is Mine” from his latest project on our show, “Chicago Music.” He’s definitely one of our most pleasant surprises of the past twelve months.”

It’s About Love is our tip of the day at CDBaby.