Israel "Cachao" López

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        b. 14 September 1918, Havana, Cuba, d. 22 March 2008, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. The name of revered bass player Cachao (who also arranged, composed and played piano, tres, bongo, trumpet and trombone) was linked with the origins of mambo and was virtually synonymous with descarga, which was defined by pianist/band leader Charlie Palmieri as having GÇÿ... no music written. ItGÇÖs a soloists freedom of expression, ad-libs, an improvisation of the melody... whatever he (she) feel... Read more

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