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Most Recent Castaway - 22nd July, 2016
Carlos D'l Puerto (2016)

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Bassist, composer, arranger. educator and author Carlos D'l Puerto was born in Cuba. He comes from a long tradition there of classically trained bass players.

In 1967, Carlos joined the newly formed Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna, where he met, among others, Chucho Valdés, Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval. In 1973, they formed Irakere, and a new Cuban jazz movement began. Carlos is credited with redefining Cuba's musical education by introducing into the Cuban school system electric bass techniques and Cuban rhythms.

As an educator, Carlos has s developed study plans and has written books on technique that are used by a lot of music programs. And as a musician, he's played just about every musical festival in the world, and shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and so many more.

Since 2003 Carlos has lived in Finland, so his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area is a rare treat for his West Coast fans.
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# 1 George Shearing Latin Escapade Perfidia Capitol
# 2 Stan Kenton Artistry in Rhythm Safranski Capitol
# 3 The Hi-Lo's Cherries and Other Delights Fascinatin' Rhythm Hindsight Records
# 4 Bill Evans Sunday at the Village Vanguard Gloria's Step Riverside
# 5 Charles Mingus Mingus 3 Summertime Roulette
# 6 Bill Evans Since We Met But Beautiful OJC
# 7 Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Portrait of Tracy Epic
# 8 Miles Davis Nefertiti Nefertiti Columbia
         
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