Sunday, April 5, 2009

Article about Natalio Tirado Ruiz "Junior", master drum maker.



Natalio Tirado Ruiz a.k.a "Junior"
Article written by Eddie Bobé about the late master drum maker.

Photos above: Bruce Pollen

A 9' inch quinto and a 10½ tres golpe
that Junior Tirado made for me.

Photo: Elvis L.I., N.Y.

Photo: Dario in Miami
Two tumbadoras made by "Junior" Tirado in 1969

Bongoes made by Natalio "Junior" Tirado Ruiz

Photo: Mark Sanders, N.Y.C.

Below is the now classic front and back covers
from Grupo Folklórico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino's
1975 "Concepts In Unity" LP, showing drums made by the
late master.. Natalio Tirado Ruiz a.k.a. "Junior".
Photos taken in his Brooklyn studio.

1 comment:

Willi Trapiche said...

ya la tecnologia a sustituido la labor manual, estos instrumentos hechos a manos son verdaderas reliquias

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