Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In memoriam: 'Orlando "Cachaito" López' - Cuba

Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez
(born 1933, died February 9, 2009)

The 76-year-old had suffered complications following a prostate operation and died Monday Feb. 9th 2009

R.I.P. / Ibayé bayé tonu

The López family, a veritable musical dynasty whose specialty is the bass, any kind of bass, upright or acoustic, classical or pop or jazz. Cachaito’s father and uncle, Orestes and Israel "Cachao" López learned their craft from their father, don Pedro. Orestes went on to assist Arsenio Rodríguez in the development of the mambo; Israel is credited with helping establish the "descarga" style, a kind of Afro-Cuban jazz jam.

1 comment:

eddie said...

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