#145 Anthony Carrillo- Master Bongocero & Percussionist for Eddie Palmieri, Batacumbele, & More!
R.I.P. to the great Ginger Baker. One of the most innovative and influential drummers in rock music, has died at the age of 80. A co-founder of Cream, he also played with Blind Faith, Hawkwind and Fela Kuti in a long and varied career. The song Damon refers to is called “Toad” by the band Cream.
Gig Alerts for this week…..
The Loft Party hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America is coming up on Sat October 19th. If you would like to play the NYC Halloween parade with Maracatu NY, fill out THIS FORM and head to one of the remaining rehearsals at the New School in Manhattan. Damon and Marcos made it to the Blue Note to see (friend of the show) Weedie Braimah and the audience was filled with fantastic players from Bobby Allende, Marcos Lopez, Cory Henry, Nate Werth, “Mono Neon”, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Camilo Molina, Will Calhoun, Elmo Lovano and more! This month the Blue Note NYC is being taken over by Robert Glasper (with Chris “Daddy” Dave on drums).
Damon will be playing in the aforementioned Halloween Parade with Maracatu NY on the 31st of October and at the Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) on the 15th, at 9pm, with Zane Carney. Marcos will be playing with the Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra at Hostos Community College this Saturday the 12th at 7.30pm. On the 17th Marcos will be playing with Jeremy Bosch at the Bitter End in NYC.
NEW SEGMENT ALERT.
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The Iconic Recording for this week is…….
“La Quinta de Beethoven” by Charlie Palmieri and the Cesta All Stars featuring Frankie Malabe on congas.
Music News for this week…..
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Anthony starts to talk about how a lot of the folkloric music of Puerto Rico has been forgotten about, like some of the Jibaro music.
Anthony talks about how the cuatro in Puerto Rico evolved from the Bordonúa. If you want to read more on the history of the cuatro from the Laud in Europe, you can CLICK HERE.
Anthony mentions two bongo players. Papi Andino who played with Ramito and Roberto Roena who played with Cortijo (among others).
The person that took the musica tipica to the next level in Anthony’s opinion was Andres Jimenez.
Anthony has known Giovanni since he was 9 years old. They were pitted against each other with their playing for several hours.
The song leading out of the interview is called “Bailen Ahora” by Yambawa.