Ray Barretto: Born April 29, 1929 New York City, New York, United States. Died February 17, 2006 (aged 76) New York City, New York. Genres: Latin Jazz. Occupation(s): Musician. Instruments: Congas, Drums, Percussion. Labels: Fania All-Stars, The Blackout Allstars. Movies: Money.
♫♪♬ Putumayo Presents - Latin Jazz - features legends Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri and others - This mixture of Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz stylings comes together on Latin Jazz, a lively collection of songs by masters of the genre. Latin Jazz- YouTube
Ray Barretto was a Grammy Award-winning Latin/Latin jazz musician of Puerto Rican ancestry. I met him decades ago, when he registered his son in my school in Norwood, New Jersey. He was surprised I knew him and his music - but pleased! Watch him perform with the link below!