This day (November 6, 1949), in Artemisa, Cuba, is born Arturo Sandoval, a jazz trumpeter and pianist. v MORE FROM ARTURO SANDOVAL [/toggle]
This day (October 9, 1941), in Quivicán, Cuba, is born Chucho Valdés, a Cuban pianist, bandleader and founder of Irakere.
This day (September 14, 1989), in Mexico City, Mexico, died Damasa Perez Prado, Cuban bandleader often referred to as the ‘King of the Mambo’.
This day (August 6, 2005), in Havana, Cuba, died Ibrahim Ferrer, a Cuban singer and musicianmember of the Buena Vista Social Club. v MORE FROM IBRAHIM FERRER [/toggle]
This day ( July 13, 2003), in Havana, died Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz a.k.a Compay Segundo, a Cuban guitar player and member of the Buena Vista Social Club.
Chucho Valdés’ “Border-Free” is an album recorded with the Afro-Cuban Messengers and released on July 9, 2013.
“Cuban Fire!” by Stan Kenton and his orchestra is an album (one of the most influential Latin jazz large-ensemble recordings of all time), recorded on May 22–24, 1956.
“Live at the Village Vanguard” by Chucho Valdés is an album released on April 11, 2000.