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Brazil (Digitally Remastered 97)
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Orfeo en los Tambores
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Baby Baby

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Drummer, bandleader, composer, and night club owner Fortino Contreras González was born into a musical family in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico on April 3, 1924. Contreras formed his first band, Cadetes del Swing, at the tender age of 15 and made his professional debut with Luis Alcaraz's Latin swing orchestra in the early '50s. During this period he also played with fellow Mexican jazz maverick Juan García Esquivel. In 1954 Contreras was a leading player in the first modern j... Read more

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