Ray Barretto

Bespectacled and wearing a grin, his head thrown back, eyes closed, and hair disheveled, Ray Barretto hovers over multiple congas in this defining image of New York salsa. His long career followed a circular route from its beginnings in the world of jazz in the ‘50s, to the birth of salsa in the ‘60s and its maturation in the ‘70s and ‘80s, then back to (Latin) jazz in the ‘90s. A gentle giant with “hard hands,” Barretto was one of the crucial contributors to the development of the influential Latin music scene in New York City.

Born in New York City to Puerto Rican... Read More

City Of Origin:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genre:
World, Jazz, Latin Jazz
Birthdate:
04/29/1929
Death date:
02/17/2006
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Tracks

Accen'tuate

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8
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Sorrow Valley

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8
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Water Bird

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8
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Mysterious Instinct

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8
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Way Yonder Far

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8
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Like Dig!

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8
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Chelsea Bridge

Charlie Parker Records: The Complete Collection, Vol. 8
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