DAVE VALENTIN

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David Joseph Valentin (April 29, 1952 – March 8, 2017) was a Puerto Rican Latin jazz flautist.

Valentin was born to Puerto Rican parents in The Bronx in New York City. He attended The High School of Music & Art. He learned percussion at an early age, and by 10 was playing conga and timbales professionally. When he was 12, he took up flute so he could get to know a girl in school who played the flute, Irene Cathcart. He borrowed a flute, bought a Herbie Mann record, and started to teach himself. Years later, he recorded an album with Mann called Two Amigos. He took lessons from Hubert Laws, who became his mentor.

In the 1970s Valentin combined Latin music with jazz in bands with Bill O'Connell, Lincoln Goines, Richie Morales, Robby Ameen, Sammy Figueroa, and Giovanni Hidalgo. He was the first musician signed to GRP Records, a label
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HawkHawk
Grp Records 1990
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Land of the Third EyeLand of the Third Eye
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Vocalion 2017
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Tropic HeatTropic Heat
Verve Records 1998
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Live at the Blue NoteLive at the Blue Note
Grp Records 1998
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Red SunRed Sun
Universal Music & VI 1998
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DAVE VALENTIN Legends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legends
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1978
DAVE VALENTIN The Hawk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Hawk
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
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Land Of The Third Eye
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
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Pied Piper
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
DAVE VALENTIN In Love's Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Love's Time
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1982
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Flute Juice
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1983
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Kalahari
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1984
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Jungle Garden
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1985
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Light Struck
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
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Mind Time
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
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Dave Valentin / Herbie Mann : Two Amigos
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1990
DAVE VALENTIN Musical Portraits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Musical Portraits
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1992
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Red Sun
Latin Jazz 1993
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Tropic Heat
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1994
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Primitive Passions
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
DAVE VALENTIN Sunshower album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunshower
Latin Jazz 1999
DAVE VALENTIN World On A String album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
World On A String
Latin Jazz 2005
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Come Fly With Me
Latin Jazz 2006
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Pure Imagination
Latin Jazz 2011

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DAVE VALENTIN Live At The Blue Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Blue Note
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1988

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DAVE VALENTIN Dave Valentin & Juan Pablo Torres ‎: Jazz Latino 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Valentin & Juan Pablo Torres ‎: Jazz Latino 3
Latin Jazz 1997

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