SUMMARY

 

Professional percussionist with expertise in all musical styles.

Perform on drum kit, congas, timbales, Latin, Brazilian, African, and exotic percussion instruments.

Selected Recordings

  • Atlantic Records Family “Live at Montreaux” featuring Luther Vandross,

Average White Band, Ben E.King, Sonny Fortune, and many others (Atlantic)

  • Ray Barretto (Atlantic)
  • Kenny Barron “Innocence’ (Wolf)
  • George Benson “Collection” (Warner Brothers)
  • Tommy Bolin”Teaser” (Nemperor)

Felix Cavaliere (formerly of Young Rascals) “Piano in the Air”

  • Don Cherry”Hear & Now” (Atlantic)
  • Crusaders “Live in Japan” (Crusaders)
  • Raphael Cruz (RC Music)
  • Paquito D’Rivera “Tico Tico’ (Chesky)
  • Paquito D’Rivera and Claudio Roditi “Return to Ipanema” (Town Crier)
  • Sonny Fortune “Serengeti Minstrel” (Atlantic)
  • Ray Gomez “Volume” (Columbia)
  • Chaka Khan (Atlantic)
  • Herbie Mann “Yellow Fever” and “Surprises” (Atlantic)
  • Bette Midler (Warner Brothers)
  • Don Pullen “Mostreaux Concert” (Atlantic)
  • Flora Purim “Singers” (Broken)
  • Raices “Roots” (Nemperor)
  • Claudio Roditi “Gemini Man” (Mileston)
  • 24th Street Band featuring:
  • Hiram Bullock, Will Lee and Steve Jordan of the “Late Night with David Letterman” Band (Nippon Columbia)
  • McCoy Tyner “Blue Bossa”

Selected World Tours

  • Brecker Brothers
  • Don Cherry
  • Crusaders
  • Dr.John
  • Herbie Mann
  • Stanley Turrentine

Selected Live Performances

  • Airto Moreira
  • Average White Band
  • Chet Baker
  • Ray Barretto
  • Brecker Brothers
  • Raphael Cruz Quintet (former sideman include:   Harry Connick, Jr. Rick

Margitza, Steve Mazakowski, Claudio Roditi)

  • Jack DeJonette
  • Paquito D’Rivera
  • Sammy Figueroa
  • Sonny Fortune
  • Steve Gadd
  • Astrud Gilberto
  • Ben E. King
  • Tania Maria
  • John McLaughlin
  • Flora Purim
  • David Sanborn
  • Mongo Santamaria
  • David Torkanowsky
  • McCoy Tyner
  • Dave Valentine
  • Luther Vandross