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As a scion of an illustrious musical family, Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa is one of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene. Son of drummer Ruy López-Nussa and nephew of pianist Ernan López-Nussa, López-Nussa was born in Havana, where he still lives. “I need the kind of relaxed life that Havana gives me,” he said.
“Every time I return to Cuba, I feel something special—not just a connection with my family and friends, but with the place itself. This is where my music comes from, what it talks about.” His second release for Mack Avenue Records, Un Día Cualquiera, is grounded in the island’s cultural tradition and lifestyle, representing this musical vantage point with force and innovation. López-Nussa tells this story—his story—with drama, heartfelt emotion and consummate skills.