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Mark Dimond

A co-employee of Willie Colón’s past due-’60s music group who also played a little part in Héctor Lavoe’s early single career, Tag Dimond was an outstanding pianist having a deft touch, in addition to a fantastic arranger. Brujeria, his 1st LP, made an appearance in 1971 around the Vaya label, because of help from Larry Harlow and Johnny Pacheco. Though it was a one-shot, it’s one of the most interesting salsa information of the traditional period. Dimond’s piano playing is at similar organization to Eddie Palmieri, lively and elegant, and Brujeria allowed him a whole lot of soloing space. His piano also made an appearance on Ismael Quintana’s self-titled debut for Vaya in 1974, and something year afterwards, Dimond produced his highest-profile contribution, for Héctor Lavoe’s debut splash, La Voz. Also in 1975, Dimond created his second single LP, Beethoven’s V, co-billed with Frankie Dante. Dimond, nevertheless, never going a session once again, apparently brought down by medication addiction.

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