The Music of Cachao
Friday, January 20, 2012
Long before he became the bassist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a teen-aged Carlos Henriquez was in the great Latin jazz bands of Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri. The Bronx native will use that experience to lead his JLCO bandmates down a musical road paved by Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez, a key figure who helped invent the mambo and popularize the styles known as danzon and descarga. Also featuring Afredo Valdes Jr. (Piano), Nelson Gonzalez (Tres), Tony Rosa (Congas), Charlie Santiago (Timbales), Ina Paris (Violin), Joyce Hammann (Violin), and Jessie Reagan (Cello).