Saturday, August 2, 2008

In memoriam: Diego "Mofeta" Iborra - Cuba-N.Y.C.-Miami

Diego "Mofeta" Iborra
Drummer & percussionist
b; Feb. 4, 1919, in Camajuaní, Cuba.
d; July 2008 Miami, Florida

Diego "Mofeta" Iborra: 
The first U.S. bebop tumbador - percussionist 
interview here.

Diego "Mofeta" Iborra drums 1941, Cuba
with Orquesta Riverside.

"Mofeta" was playing 'Cubop' long
before Chano Pozo arrived in N.Y.C.

"Mofeta" with Charlie Parker and Max Roach, N.Y.C.

"Mofeta" tumbadora, Guillermo Alvarez bongoes,
with Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, 1946

"Mofeta" with Buddy Rich, 1945

"Mofeta" with Gene Krupa, 1947

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