b. 27 August 1923, Santa Clara, Cuba, d. 22 November 1998, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. As a man Laserie analyzed percussion before shifting to Cuba’s capital, Havana. There he performed timbales with La Banda Gigante, whose vocalist was the mentioned Cuban vocalist Beny Moré. He also discovered engagements on Radio Progresso, where he produced the changeover to vocalist and made an appearance alongside Tony Alvarez and Olga Chorens like a performing trio supported by Bebo Valdés’ radio orchestra. His deep, gravelly delivery was noticed to best influence on some recordings in the guaracha and bolero designs, to which he brought a charismatic, half-sung, half-spoken strategy. He recorded regularly in the 50s, frequently in consort using the Ernesto Duarte Orchestra. Nevertheless, Laserie fled Cuba when Fidel Castro required power, shifting to Mexico in 1960 and thence to NY and Miami. As an American resident, Laserie recorded even more sporadically, although he do show up alongside mambo great Israel ‘Cachao’ López for any reunion concert in 1996.