​The Chilean saxophonist Raúl Gutiérrez. Currently residing in Mexico, Gutiérrez founded La Irazu Big Band in Munich, Germany, in 1981.

​His name is taken from one of the most important volcanoes in Costa Rica. The Irazu Big Band debuted in 1985 with the production Rumberos Del Irazu, a collaboration with Tata Güines.


​A La Palladium, preceded by the production of the 2013 Son Elegante (Ediciones Pentagrama), was recorded between Havana and New York and counted on the arrangements of Horacio González -mostly- and Raúl Cabrera. Likewise, musicians were invited to record with the same Gillespie: the saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, the Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, the trumpet player -also Brazilian- Claudio Roditi and the Cubans Polo Tamayo on the flute and Rolando Luna on the piano among others .


​RAUL GUTIERREZ AND HIS CUBAN BIG BAND - SON ELEGANTE.

Raúl Gutiérrez

​Raúl Gutiérrez and His Cuban Big Band  -  Groovin´ high.