Ray Santos – Big Band Master

A Bronx Tale…

A Nuyorican, Ray Santos grew up next to a synagogue where he marveled at the sounds of the cantor, listened to Machito on the kitchen radio, and was bowled over the first time he heard Coleman Hawkins’ “Body and Soul” on a friend’s record player.

Meet the man who put the big band sound in Afro-Cuban music.

The arranger for Machito, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and many others and the composer/arranger of the sound track for “The Mambo Kings.”

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