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Bobby Sanabria & Quinteto Okobio with special guest, the father of modern conga drumming and Jazz Master, Candido performs Live at York! It doesn't get any better than this!!! Ben Ratliff of The NY Times raves of Mr. Sanabria, "...he expands the possibilities, moving the sound of bands like that of Puente and Machito, with all the heft and intricacy and clave-based dance rhythm, into the harmonically oriented sophistication of current New York jazz players. It's New York up and down, and back and forth across the last century, from the street to the mambo palaces to the conservatories." Well into his eighties, LP's elder statesman Candido Camero shows no sign of slowing down. His touch on congas is sure, his time is solid, his sound is uniquely his own, and his execution is as nimble as that of a man half his age. He pioneered the use of two congas and later three, whereas in the past congueros were content with a single drum. His playing became distinctive owing to a tendency to tune, when possible, to the melody of the song. Equipped with three congas and a bongo, he was able to complement horn, piano, and bass lines with harmonic contributions. In fact, when he recorded "Tea for Two" with Joe Loco, Candido played the melody on congas and bongos.

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  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:York College Performing Arts Center, New York City