A 14-time nominee and a 6-time winner of the Grammy and Latin Grammy awards, Valdes is a strong candidate in the categories of Best Traditional Tropical Album and Recording of the Year, for the Agustin Lara song, "Se me hizo fácil," de Agustín Lara.
In April 2009, Buika and Valdés got together in Abdala studios in
Blessed by their African ancestors, the pianist and the singer, who since her recording debut in 2005 has revolutionized song and jazz in Spain, contributed the emotion, the heartbreak of unrequited love, and the aroma of rum, of the Chavela spirit.
The authors selected were another motivation: Rosario Sansores and Carlos Brito, José Alfredo Jiménez, Juan Zaizar, Álvaro Carrillo, Agustín Lara, Armando Tejada Gómez y César Isella, Mario Clavel and Enrique Fábregat.
To top it all off, Cuban visual artist Eduardo Roca (Choco) provided a painting for the album art, making El ultimo trago an unforgettable gift.
Chucho Valdés was born in