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Salsa Celtica

When a music group is reported to be fusing Afro-Cuban salsa and Celtic music, somebody who hasn’t heard their function might expect possibly (1) a thing that is incredibly unconventional, or (2) a complete train wreck. However the music of Salsa Celtica is normally neither of these things; honestly, Salsa …

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Jack Costanzo

A premier percussionist and something from the few to emphasize bongos over congas, Jack port Costanzo taught himself both bongos and congas, and produced three trips to Havana within the ’40s to understand Afro-Cuban rhythms. He toured and performed with Stan Kenton in 1947 and 1948, after that caused Nat …

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The Latin Jazz Quintet

The Latin Jazz Quintet had an odd history. The short-lived group, which acquired a substantial amount of turnover during its lifestyle, is normally today best-known for just two periods (one for New Jazz and a far more obscure established for United Performers) where it was joined up with by Eric …

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Ibrahim Ferrer

With the launch from the Grammy-winning album Buena Vista Social Club and an acclaimed documentary of the same name, Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer vaulted from obscurity and poverty to international fame within the twilight of his life. He was created Feb 20, 1927, when his mom proceeded to go into …

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David Amram

Musical compartments mean nothing to David Amram, whose compositions and activities have crossed fearlessly backwards and forwards between the traditional and jazz worlds, in addition to those of Latin jazz, folk, television, and film music. Furthermore to his uncommon (to jazz) niche, the French horn, Amram in addition has documented …

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Azteca

Azteca was a big Latin rock-band founded by percussionist Coke Escovedo (Apr 30, 1941 – July 13, 1986), formerly of Santana, in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA in early 1972. Escovedo earned his brother, vocalist/percussionist Pete Escovedo, and another percussionist Victor Pantoja; performers Errol Knowles, Wendy Haas, and Rico Reyes; horn …

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Paquito D’Rivera

Cuba-born and New York-based saxophonist and clarinet player Paquito D’Rivera provides balanced a profession in Latin jazz with commissions being a traditional composer and appearances with symphony orchestras. Classical NJ composed, “Whether playing Bach or post-bop, D’Rivera’s mastery from the equipment and [his] expressive ability is definitely unquestionable.” D’Rivera inherited …

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Frank Agbro

The Nigerian-born son of the former diplomat, Frank Agbro studied at Worcester Academy and afterwards attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. It had been while he was surviving in Washington, functioning and taking evening classes at an area university, how the enthusiastic musician begun to talk about his interest for …

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Mike Pacheco

Percussionist Mike Pacheco released several albums in the Tampa label in the past due ’50s — Bongo Program (1955), Bongo Skins (1957), Bongo Time (1957) — showcasing his bongo abilities. He also caused several jazz performers from enough time, especially Stan Kenton and Perez Prado. Pacheco made an appearance on …

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