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Ray Barretto

Ray Barretto
Born: Apr 29, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY
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Died: Feb 17, 2006 in Hackensack, NJ
Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: While Ray Barretto's congas have graced more recording sessions than virtually any other conguero of his time, he has also led some refreshingly progressive Latin jazz bands over the decades. His records often have a more tense, more adventurously eclectic edge than those of most conventional salsa groups, ...Read full biography
Released: 1968
Label: Sony Music Distribution
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Ray Barretto's Latin/soul crossover record of 1968, Acid includes a few tracks of his ebullient, instrumental salsa, but also plays off the boogaloo craze of the past few years with a few Latin soul numbers. ...Read full review
Portraits in Jazz and Clave
Released: 2000
Label: RCA
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In this program of mainly Afro-Cubanized jazz standards, conga man Barretto assembled an all-star group of friends to complement his regular working New World Spirit band. The icons include longtime friend ...Read full review
More Ray Barretto albums: Main Albums (59), Compilations (47)