Latin Grooves

Vulgar Cowboy

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Hey compadres I'm new in here and i was wondering if you guys can spair a moment to think what Latin albums your started drumming to..
mostly samba and and stuff more active than bossa..
10x!!
 

Dale

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Vulgar Cowboy":3vjem4e1 said:
Hey compadres I'm new in here and i was wondering if you guys can spair a moment to think what Latin albums your started drumming to..
mostly samba and and stuff more active than bossa..
10x!!

Hi Vulgar. Welcome to the forum.

Just before we get into this, I feel it's important to make something clear in case younger guys read this thread. Strictly speaking, both samba and bossa are not Latin. They are Brazilian. It's a common misconception.

Some of the early Latin recordings I got into were by people like Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Candido Camero, Willie Bobo, Dizzie Gillespie, Chucho Valdés, Irakere, Los Van Van etc etc.

Early Brazilian music I got into included Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and the others in the Tropicada movement. Sergio Mendez, Tom Ze, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Baden Powel etc.
 

RobDrmz

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Irakere! - Los CUBANAoS! Also get the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB CD! - MUY BUENO!

Well whatever you do stick to the CLAVE. I met some Cuban musicians at a Pfunk session and they played CLAVE for hours before they moved to the kit.
The dude just kept reinforcing 'GET THE FEEL MAN'
 

Charolastra

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I love latin music and salsa . i can recommend you a drummer from the band Mana' his name is Alex gonzalez check his early work is very intersting and some what tech.
or
Los Amigos invinsibles. their kind of a pop jazz latin thing. check em out. later
 

meddlejordison

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I don't know if you guys will go for this. But if you want to hear some amazing Latin percussionists just listen to Santana!! Soul Sacrifice is an amazing percussion song!
 

Mikkey

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My longtime fave is the Afro-Cuban master Poncho Sanchez. He's on the congas but he did play on the taditional drum set for a while. Tito Puente is always good. Another one to look up which has some interesting drum parts is Chick Corea "My Spanish Heart". Santana is also good (more fusionistic though) and the second album has some great cuts on it. Good luck.
 

Gaddabout

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Michel Camilo has some interesting stuff. Certainly American in context, and his drummres have been guys like Dave Weckl, Smitty, and Joel Rosenblatt. Not traditional to say the least. On Fire is a fairly popular CD among drummers.
 

Chuck32

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go to http://chucksilverman.com/cdrecs.html
for a list of some great CDs. A bit "old school" but absolutely worth investigating. What's really important is to listen to this music with someone who can explain to you what's going on; who's playing what, what the rhythms are, how they fit, how they fit with the clave. This is super important.
Hope this helps and please do let me know if you need any more focused assistance. It's a pleasure.

Chuck S
 

Gaddabout

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Chuck32":rg1wp8pn said:
go to http://chucksilverman.com/cdrecs.html
for a list of some great CDs. A bit "old school" but absolutely worth investigating. What's really important is to listen to this music with someone who can explain to you what's going on; who's playing what, what the rhythms are, how they fit, how they fit with the clave. This is super important.
Hope this helps and please do let me know if you need any more focused assistance. It's a pleasure.

Chuck S
Wow! When Chuck Silverman shows up to answer your post, you should go straight to his advice and start there!
 

Chuck32

New member
here are some links for you too, to sites with music. The addresses are a little messed up, you just have to delete a space or two in each one. Not a problem, right?

I gave this list, and others, to my students and Musicians INstitute.

Enjoy!

Chuck S

SOLAR LATIN CLUB
Calle 3C #63A- 45
Bosques de Puente Palma, Sector B.
App. 305
Cali, Valle
Colombia

you can listen to SOLAR LATIN CLUB every saturday in :

http://emisora. usc.edu.co
(press then AUDIO EN DIRECTO)

8:00 AM a 10:00 ( California , Washington )

Willie Martinez
http://www.williemartinez.com

Jan. 14: Carlos Cascante/Julio Jauregui
http://www.tumbao. us

Jan. 21: Mark Weinstein
http://www.jazzflut eweinstein. com

Jan. 28: Luis Mario Ochoa
http://www.cubanmus icproductions. com
http://www.myspace. com/luismariooch oacimarron

Feb. 04: Steve Guasch
http://www.salsaneo .com

Feb. 18: John Santos
http://www.johnsant os.com

Mar. 04: Lindsey Schust/Estrella Acosta/Andrea
Brachfeld
http://www.mamalele .com
http://www.myspace. com/lindseyschus t
http://www.xs4all. nl/~dolphy/ estar
http://www.andreabr achfeld.com

Mar. 25: Michael Spiro
http://www.michaels piro.com

Apr. 01: Bobby Matos
http://www.bobbymat osmusic.com
http://www.myspace. com/bobbymatosmu sic

Apr. 08: Layla Angulo
http://www.laylaang ulo.com
http://www.myspace. com/laylaangulo

Apr. 15: Benjamin Lapidus
http://www.sonidois leno.com

Apr. 22: Hilario Duran
http://www.hilariod uran.com

Apr. 29: Norman Hedman
http://www.normanhe dman.com
http://www.myspace. com/normanhedman stropique

May 06: Jane Bunnett
http://www.janebunn ett.com

May 13: Jack Costanzo
http://www.jackcost anzo.com

May 20: Papo Medina
http://www.latinexp ression.com

June 17: Septeto Variedades (in studio)
keithandlisawalker@ yahoo.ca

July 8: Orlando Valle "Maraca" (in studio)
http://www.maraca. cult.cu

July 29: Annette Aguilar
http://www.aguilars tringbeans. com

Aug. 05: Andrea Brachfeld/Wilson "Chembo" Corniel
http://www.andreabr achfeld.com
http://www.chemboco rniel.com

Sep. 09: Paoli Mejias
http://www.paolimej ias.com
http://www.myspace. com/paolislatinj azzquintet

Sep. 16: Rebeca Mauleon
http://www.rebecama uleon.com
http://www.myspace. com/rebecamauleo n

Sep. 30: Oswaldo Bernard
http://www.opaopa. biz

Oct. 14: Ralph Irizarry
http://www.soncafe. net
http://www.bksrecor ds.net

Oct. 30: Kat Parra
http://www.katparra .com
http://www.myspace. com/katparra
 

mortem

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meddlejordison":1dr1tp69 said:
I don't know if you guys will go for this. But if you want to hear some amazing Latin percussionists just listen to Santana!! Soul Sacrifice is an amazing percussion song!
agreed! My first memories of me listening to latin music was when my parents used to put Santana's oldies in the car.
Anyway, I really recommend you look for Giovanni Hidalgo's music... the dude is amaaaazing! Also look for the Calle 54's soundtrack, good stuff.
 
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