Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hangin' with the Legends

Here I am with Totico and Victor Venegas, two of the true legends of this music. For those of you who may not know...Vic was one of the most prolific bassists in the last 40+ years. He was a first call bassist in NYC for years and his credentials run the gamut from Cortijo Y Los Cachimbos to Machito. I first saw him in 1964 at the Schaefer Beer concerts which were held in Central Park's Wollman Ice Skating Rink during the summer months. He was playing with none other than Mongo Santamaria. He recorded many albums with the Mighty Mongo. Vic passed away about 3 years ago and is truly missed by those whose lives he touched. Totico is still active in the folkloric scene in NY con su juego de Aña Fundamento.

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