Salsa Meets Jazz – Part Seven “La Cartera”

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Composition “La Cartera” by Arsenio Rodriguez

Featuring Gerardo Contino (vocals), Larry Harlow (piano), Eddie Montalvo (congas), and Gabrielle Garo (flute) with Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse Big Band live at Le Poisson Rouge. 

Video production and post production services contributed by Jazz on the Tube and Guava Records. Additional footage provided by Alfie Alvarado.

Because of a very crowded stage, we weren’t able to get a good view of Larry Harlow playing so we’re adding this as a bonus: Larry with Patato Valdez, Nicky Marrero, Bobby Sanabria, Graciela and others celebrating Candido’s 82nd birthday at Birdland in New York City. 

And for people who think conga drumming is just random banging on skins, here’s a lesson from Eddie Montalvo on just a little of what’s involved. 

All these greats came out and donated their time and talents to help Puerto Rico. We invite you to do the same. The need is urgent. Thanks. 

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– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

A Parranda Merry Christmas from the South Bronx
Michele Rosewoman