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September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008

Israel “Cachao” López is often credited with, in the '50s, making mambo music more popular worldwide. This type of Latin jam session is known as “descarga,” of which López was a distinct pioneer.

Many Americans might recognize Andy Garcia doing some vocals and percussion work for this performance/music video.

Garcia produced López's “Master Sessions” to pay tribute to his contributions to jazz.

Personnel:

Jimmy Bosch, trombone
Nelson González, guitar
Andy Garcia, percussion
Orestes Vilató, bongos
Orlando "Cachaito" López, bass



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