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Tito Puente

By virtue of his warm, flamboyant stage manner, longevity, continuous touring, and appearances within the media, Tito Puente is just about the most beloved symbol of Latin jazz. But a lot more than that, Puente were able to maintain his music amazingly fresh on the decades; like a timbales virtuoso, …

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Arturo O’Farrill

A veteran figure from the Afro-Cuban jazz motion, Arturo O’Farrill was created in Cuba and was raised in NEW YORK. The kid of big-band head Chico O’Farrill, Arturo was informed on the Manhattan College of Music as well as the Brooklyn University Conservatory. From 1979-1983, he performed piano using the …

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Afro-Cuban All Stars

Aimed by ex-Sierra Maestra drummer Juan De Marcos Gonzalez, the Afro-Cuban All Stars have already been necessary to the developing worldwide popularity of Afro-Cuban music. Their 1997 recording, A Toda Cuba Le Gusta, was the first ever to be recorded through the now-legendary Buena Vista Sociable Club classes. A multi-generational …

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Afro-Cuban Jazz Project

Orlando Valle, known with the nickname Maraca, formed the Afro-Cuban Jazz Task after many years of reputation in his local Havana being a respected jazz flute participant. The group has a curious mixture of guaracha, bolero, and traditional jazz filtered through a few of Cuba’s esteemed indigenous players. The lineup …

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Mongo Santamaria

A Mongo Santamaria concert is really a mesmerizing spectacle for both eye and ears, and also in his seventies, this seemingly ageless Cuban percussionist/bandleader could energize packed behemoth arenas like the Hollywood Dish. A get better at conguero, Santamaria at his greatest produces an incantatory spell rooted in Cuban spiritual …

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Manny Oquendo

Manny Oquendo began percussion studes in 1945 and gained drumming experience with the rings of Carlos Valero, Luis del Campo, Juan “Un Youngster” Torres, Jose Budet, Juanito Sanabria, Marcelino Guerra, Jose Curbelo and Pupi Campo before starting to be Tito Puente’s bongo participant in 1950. Four years afterwards Oquendo was …

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Hendrik Meurkens

Since he started taking harmonica solos within the mid-’50s, Toots Thielemans continues to be without the close competition in his instrument, a minimum of until Hendrik Meurkens arrived. Blessed in Germany to Dutch parents, Meurkens started being a vibraphonist, not really playing harmonica until he noticed Thielemans when he was …

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Arturo Sandoval

A blazing, technically flawless trumpeter from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval continues to be dazzling audiences all around the globe along with his supercharged shade and bop-flavored flurries method up in the trumpet’s highest register. In slower amounts, he sports activities a fantastic, mellow shade for the flügelhorn, designated having a sure, …

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Raymond Maldonado

Trumpeter and percussionist Ray Maldonado was created January 20, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY, and raised within a bilingual home. His guitarist dad gave him a couple of bongos and a complete trap package when Maldonado was five, and a year or two afterwards Ray became captivated by the trumpet, getting …

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Hamid Drake

With the close from the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely thought to be one of the better percussionists in improvised music. Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion musical instruments and influence, furthermore to utilizing the regular trap established, Drake provides collaborated thoroughly with top free of charge jazz improvisers Peter …

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