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Giovanni Hidalgo

Giovanni Hidalgo
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Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: Widely acknowledged among the greatest congueros of his generation, Giovanni Hidalgo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1963, first taking up the drums five years later; the son of the noted percussionist Jose "Manengue" Hidalgo, he was educated in Latin rhythms from childhood onward, and as a teen ...Read full biography
Worldwide
Released: 1993
Label: Verve Records
Critics' Rating:
This CD is a real gem. Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo leads a septet/octet that includes flutist Dave Valentin, trumpeter Lew Soloff, tenor saxophonist Craig Handy, Hilton Ruiz or Eric Figueroa on piano, ...Read full review
Hands Of Rhythm
Released: 1997
Label: Verve Records
Critics' Rating:
Could a collaborative effort between Dominican piano virtuoso Michel Camilio and Giovanni Hidalgo, who is commonly known as the finest living conguero, possibly live up to the expectations? The answer ...Read full review
More Giovanni Hidalgo albums: Main Albums (4), Compilations (1), DVD/Video (1)