What was Jimmy Page doing in Cuba?
Other than buying records and the iconic picture of Che Guevara taken by photographer Alberto Korda, his appearance in the Spanish-speaking nation raises questions about Jimmy's musical intentions.
|2008 photo of Jimmy Page by christopherharte|
Maxim Rock, along with the Cuban Rock Agency, works to promote rock bands in Cuba.
Last June, Page visited Brazil, including a stop in a local samba school. At the time, it was suggested Page would return in September to record local musicians. Everybody then believed, Page included, that he was going to be recording in 2010. That was Page's timeline late in the previous year, anyway, when he said:
"I intend to be making music next year, and I've got lots of new music to present."By December 2010, his tune had changed, as he told Planet Rock's Liz Barnes:
"I'm desperate to be playing, but it won't be 'til next year."It is now next year, and Page was just in Cuba checking out a rock club and promoter. Is Page planning on doing something with a latin/Spanish feel, much like he did with Moroccan musicians on the Unledded album with Plant?
Time will tell, but we can only hope this Jimmy Page sighting indicates that he's beginning work on his next project.