Nat King Cole’s ‘Cole Español’ is a studio album arranged by Nelson Riddle, recorded on February 17, 18, 20, June 11, 30, 1958 and released in August 1958 by Capitol.
This day (February 17, 2006), in Hoboken, New Jersey, died Ray Barretto, a Puerto Rican conga player.
Paquito D’Rivera’s ‘Portraits of Cuba’ is an album recorded on February 6 & 7, 1996 and released the same year by Chesky Records.
Chucho Valdés’ ‘Bele Bele en La Habana’ is an album recorded on January 12 & 13, 1998 and released later the same year by Blue Note.
Charlie Haden’s ‘Land of the Sun’ is an album recorded on December 19–22, 2003 with Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
This day (December 15, 1936), in Ponce, Puerto Rico, is born Eddie Palmieri, a Puerto Rican pianist, bandleader and musician.
This day (December 12, 1957), in Oakland, California is born Sheila Escovedo a.k.a Sheila E. an American drummer and percussionist, v MORE FROM SHEILA E [/toggle]
This day (November 1, 2008), in Los Angeles, died Yma Sumac, a noted Peruvian soprano.
This day (October 29, 1930), in Havana, Cuba, is born Omara Portuondo PelÃ¡ez, a Cuban singer and dancer.
Tony Bennett’s ‘Viva Duets’ is a studio album recorded with Latin American singers and released on October 22, 2012.
Santana’s ‘Shaman’ is their eighteenth studio album rReleased on October 22, 2002.
This day (October 9, 1941), in Quivicán, Cuba, is born Chucho Valdés, a Cuban pianist, bandleader and founder of Irakere.
This day (October 4, 2009), in Buenos Aires, died Mercedes Sosa, an Argentinian singer.
Buena Vista Social Club’ is an album by American guitarist Ry Cooder and traditional Cuban musicians, released on September 16, 1997
This day (September 14, 1989), in Mexico City, Mexico, died Damasa Perez Prado, Cuban bandleader often referred to as the ‘King of the Mambo’.
Eliades Ochoa’s “Tributo al Cuarteto Patria” is an album released on September 12, 2000 and dedicated to the band he now leads.
” Santana (III) ” is their third (and second self-titled) studio album released in September 1971.
“Santana” is their debut studio album released in August 1969,.
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]
Celia Cruz’ “Regalo del Alma” is her last studio album released on August 5, 2003.