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Photo © Martin Cohen
Born 1924 in Juana Dias, Puerto Rico. bongos, congas and timbales.

Influenced by Casino De La Playa, Septeto Puerto Rico and Issac Oviedo. Performed with Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio Rodriguez, Chano Pozo Percussion Quintet, Stan Kenton, Machito, Chico O'Farrill, Cal Tjader, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Bobo, Count Basie Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Herbie Mann, Erroll Garner, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Carmen MaCrae, Cachao, Jorge Dalto, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Xavier Cugat, Tito Rodriguez, Tito Puente, etc. Appeared in the 1946 film The Thrill of Music .


Thanks to Trevor Salloum for his help in donating this Discography

Arsenio Rodriguez

Legendary Sessions 1947-53 with Machito Orchestra reissued Tumbao1992

Count Basie ~1943


Bongo Fiesta (Saludos Amigos)

Carambola reissued 1993 Tumbao

Tremendo Cumban 1949-52 reissued 1991 Tumbao

Mucho Macho (Pablo 1948-49)

Machito Jazz with Flip and Bird (Clef 1949)

Machito Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite (Clef 1950)

Rimo Pa' Gozar (Caney ? )

Chico O'Farrill

Cuban Blues: The Chico O'Farrill Sessions (Verve/Poly 1950's) reissued 1996

Chano Pozo Percussion Quintet

(Coda 1947)

Stan Kenton

1947 Peanut Vendor, Cuban Carnival

Charlie Parker

South of the Border 1949-52 (Clef Records) reissued 1995 Polygram

The Magnificent Charlie Parker (Clef 1951)

Alto Saxes (Norgran 1951)

Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker on Verve 1946-54

Woody Herman

Early Autumn (Discovery 1952-54)

Billy Taylor

Cross Section (Original Jazz Classics 1953-54)

Frank Morgan

Gene Norman Presents Frank Morgan (Fresh Sounds 1955)

Herbie Mann

Jazz Masters 56:Herbie Mann (Verve/Poly 1957-60) reissued 1996

Ray Charles

Louis Jordan

Xavier Cugat

Hugo Montenegro

Tito Rodriguez

Tito Puente

Dancemania Vol.2 1960 (BMG/Tropical Series) reissued 1992

Tambó (BMG/Tropical 1960 ) reissued 1993

The Best of Tito Puente Vol .1 1950-60 reissued 1992

Dizzy Gillespie

Gillespiana/ Carnegie Hall Concert (Verve 1960-61)

Cal Tjader

Jazz Masters 39: Cal Tjader 1961-68 (Verve/Polygram) José Mangual on Timbales

Talkin Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz (Verve/Poly)

Erroll Garner

Magician (London Records1974)

That's My Kick & Gemini reissued as Errol l G arner

(Poly-Telearchive 1994)

Willie Bobo

Sarah Vaughan

Dexter Gordon

Stan Getz

Carmen MaCrae

Israel "Cachao" Lopez

Cachao y Su Ritmo Caliente: From Havana to New York (Caney) reissued 1994

José Mangual Sr.

Understanding Latin Rhythms Vol .1 (Latin Percussion INC. 1974),

Buyu (Latin Percussion ) Turnstyle 1975

Jorge Dalto

Urban Oasis (Concord Picante 1985 )

Percy Faith

FILM: The Thrill of Music 1946