Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ray Barretto @ the Rose Center 6/1/01

Already in his early 70s at the time of this performance, Ray was completeing his 360. A career more then five decades in the making. From his Jazz beginnings, through rock and pop and some of the very best Latin music ever recorded, he had returned to his Jazz roots in a big way. His last several recordings with his Latin Jazz septet are among some of the most prized items in my collection. This video comes to us courtesy of the Alfie Alvarado Archives. This is a two parter, almost 18 minutes long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love your blogs - Ray of course was a big inspiration for me to start playing congas - but you are right his last three recordings are fantastic and with great sidemen - thanks for posting all these videos