Billy Taylor was the first African-American to lead a television studio orchestra in the 1950s, hosting the series “The Subject Is Jazz.” In the 1960s he helped start up 'Jazzmobile', which brought free music to inner New York City neighborhoods on a mobile float. Billy Taylor hosted a jazz show on National Public Radio from 1977 to 1982.
A very hip funky, jazz band which spent the early 1990's as the back up band for 'Santiago Alfonso' in the Havana Hotel Libre, Tropicana and the Capri hotels. They achieved much success and began international tours to countries such as Austria, Spain and Mexico in the cities of Cancun and Aguascalientes.
An obscure "Live" recording by them recorded live on a Sony Walkman by 'Rob Holland' in Cuba 1985. Six tunes. Sorry, no cover art as it's a live set. Unfortunately it was recorded a bit 'hot' but still enjoyable and a killer set!!! On the "live" recording it's easy to hear how this band can do battle with Irakere any day! Great baterista & percussionist playing both tumbadoras and batá. Swinging electric guitar. The "live" set kicks ass, even though the sound quality isn't great.
Jorge Cabrera y Su Conjunto Yumuri Con Israel López "Cachao" y Paquito Hechavarria Caney vinyl LP - 1980 *cleaned with Goldwave V.5 ((Conseguirlo))
"La Paella" Jorge Cabrera y Su Conjunto Yumuri Con Israel López "Cachao" y Paquito Hechavarria The "original Caney" vinyl LP - 1981 ((Please support Yoyo's music blog))
"Homenaje A Arsenio Rodriguez" Jorge Cabrera y Su Conjunto Yumuri With Israel López "Cachao" & Paquito Hechavarria Kubaney vinyl LP - 1981 *cleaned with Goldwave V.5 ((Conseguirlo))
"Salsa Atrevida" Jorge Cabrera y Su Tres Cantan: Pepe Mora CD - 1987 (too "Salsa-ish" for my tastes)
"Matamoros y Arsenio" Jorge Cabrera y Su Tres y Su Conjunto Cantan: Pepe Mora CD - 1989 #'s 1 - 8: compositions by Miguel Matamoros #'s 9 - 15: are the same songs as #'s 2 - 8 on the Kubaney LP "Homenaje A Arsenio Rodriguez"
Cuban LP's and recordings which include particular "styles" and "forms" of (playing & singing) "Cuban" music that unfortunately have become, or are on their way to becoming lost art forms. As well as related materiel which may not be "directly" from Cuba.
Mostly LP's that are either long out of print and-or obscure and music from "my own personal collection".
Occasionally some Brasilian things will be added that are hard to find, even on the other great Brasilian blogs, many that are listed in my Blog links. And maybe some things that have nothing to do with Cuban or Brasilian music.
It takes time to do all this, scanning the covers, resizing and uploading, often changing & correcting the info.
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Mark Sanders: Musician / percussionist.
Living, working and teaching in Manhattan, N.Y.C., U.S.A.
Born and raised in Manhattan, N.Y.C.
Lived in New Orleans from 1972 to 1986.
Produced and hosted the first Cuban music radio program in New Orleans on WWOZ from 1980-1986.
Been back in N.Y.C. 28 years and planing on getting the hell out very soon.