Rubén González

~ Person

Legal name: Rubén González Fontanills


Rubén González Fontanills (May 26, 1919 – December 8, 2003) was a Cuban pianist. Together with Lilí Martínez and Peruchín he is said to have "forged the style of modern Cuban piano playing in the 1940s".

Between the 1940s and his retirement in the 1980s, he played with Cuba's most successful acts, including Paulina Álvarez, Arsenio Rodríguez, Orquesta América del 55, Orquesta Riverside and Enrique Jorrín. In the 1990s, he came out of retirement to play in the revival ensembles Afro-Cuban All Stars and Buena Vista Social Club, also recording solo material and performing live until 2002.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Introducing... Rubén González Rubén González 3.5 2
2000 Ruben Gonzalez and Friends Rubén González 4 1
2000 Chanchullo Rubén González 2
2005 Piano a piano Chucho Valdés, Rubén González 1
Momentos Rubén González 1
Todo Sentimiento Rubén González 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 5 leyendas Eliades Ochoa, Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo & Rubén González 4 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Indestructible Rubén González 1

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