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Discografía: Jazz e inicios Con su Orquesta Fania All Stars, otros músicos y Orquestas Compilaciones
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Ray Barretto en el Jazz y los primeros años de su carrera

José Curbelo And His Orchestra, Live At The China Doll In New York 1946, (Tumbao 074), 1946.
1. Rumba Gallega (Fast Rumba) 0:44
2. Botamos La Pelota (Guaracha) 3:35
3. Bruca Manigua (Afro) 3:09
4. Esto Es Lo Ultimo (Guaracha Son) 3:57
5. Summertime (Bolero Afro) 2:30
6. Repica El Timbal (Fast Rumba) 2:33
7. Deuda (Bolero) 3:20
8. Babalu (Afro) 2:34
9. Rumba Gallega (Fast Rumba) 1:10
10. La-La-La (Mambo) 2:27
11. Poco Pelo (Cha-Cha-Cha) 2:31
12. Guaguancó En New York (Guaguancó) 2:45
13. Rendezvous (Bolero) 2:30
14. Telaraña (Son Montuno) 2:41
15. Sun Sun Babae (Mambo) 2:17
16. Guayaba (Cha Cha Cha) 2:18
17. Que Se Fuñan (Son Montuno) 2:59

18. Eque Tumbao (Guaguancó) 2:38
19. Cha Cha Cha In Blue (Cha Cha Cha) 2:50
20. La Familia (Guaracha) 3:07
21. Rico Y Sabroso (Cha Ch) 2:26

Musicians include:
Tito Rodriguez Vocals on 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
Tony Molina Vocals on 10, 11, 12, 15, 16
Santos Colón Vocals on 13, 14, 17
Santos Colón And Tony Molina Vocals on 18
Betty Sheppard Trio And Mon Rivera Vocals on 19
Mon Rivera Vocals on 20
Vitín Aviles Vocals on 21
Yayo "El Indio" Chorus on 14 and 17
Alberto Armenteros "Mazorca" Trumpet solos on 10, 14, 17
Robertico Trumpet solo on 20
Ray Barretto Tumbadora on 19, 20, 21

Ray Bryant, Ray Bryant Trio / Dancing The Big Twist: 2 LPs On 1 CD (with Ray Barretto), CD (Collectables/Sony 7417 / 53202), 1956.

1. Cubano Chant 3:03
2. Off Shore 3:52
3. Well, You Needn't 3:15
4. Cry Me A River 3:48
5. In A Mellow Tone 4:19
6. You're My Thrill 4:18
7. Night In Tunisia 2:37
8. Goodbye 3:53
9. Philadelphia Bound 2:31
10. Pawn Ticket 2:45
11. The Breeze And I 3:23
12. It's A Pity To Say Goodnight 2:21
13. Twist City 5:46
14. Juse A Little Bit Of Twist 2:47
15. Big Susie 5:22
16. Twist On 4:46
17. Twistin' On A Cat's Paw 5:00

18. Mo-Lasses 5:16
19. Fast Twist 2:15
20. Do That Twist 5:31

Musicians include:
Ray Bryant Piano Kenny Clarke Drums (on tracks 1-6)
Wyatt 'Bull' Reuther Bass (on tracks 1-12)
Osie Johnson Drums (on tracks 7-12)
Candido Percussion (on tracks 7-12)
On "Fast Twist" Only: Harry Edison Trumpet Bill Lee Bass Gus Johnson Drums Ben Richardson Baritone sax Ray Barretto Bongos and scraper
Jimmy Rowser Bass (on 13-20)
Mickey Roker Drums (on 13-20)
Joe Newman Trumpet (on 13-20)
Pat Jenkins Trumpet (on 13-20)
Buddy Tate Tenor sax (on 13-20)
Matthew Gee Trombone (on 13-20)

Lou Donaldson, Swing And Soul (Blue Note, 1957)  
1. Herman's Mambo
2. Peck Time
3. There Will Never Be Another You (mono take)
4. Groove Junction
5. Dorothy
6. Grits And Gravy
7. I Won't Cry Anymore
Lou Donaldson (as)
Herman Foster (p)
Peck Morrison (b)
Dave Bailey (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 9, 1957
Tito Puente, Dancemania Vol. 1, CD (BMG/Tropical Series 2467), Released 1957.

1. El Cayuco - Son Montuno 2:33
2. Complicacion - Guaguanco 3:18 3.
3-D Mambo - Mambo Jazz Inst. 2:23
4. Llego Mijan - Son Montuno 3:10
5. Cuando Te Vea - Guaguanco 4:10
6. Hong Kong Mambo 3:42
7. Mambo Gozon 2:44
8. Mi Chiquita Quiere Bembe - Cha Cha Cha Bembe 3:55
9. Varsity Drag - Mambo Jazz Inst. 2:48
10. Estoy Siempre Junto A Ti - Bolero 3:10
11. Agua Limpia Todo - Guaguanco 2:55
12. Saca Tu Mujer - Guaracha 3:02

Musicians include:
Tito Puente Leader, timbales, mirimbas
Bernie Glow Trumpet

Jimmy Frisaura Trumpet
Frank Lo Pinto Trumpet
George Lopez Trumpet
Gene Rapetti Trumpet
Larry Moser Trumpet
Leon Merian Trumpet
Rafael Palau Saxophone
Jerry Sanfino Saxophone
Schepp Pullman Saxophone
Tony Buonpastore Saxophone
Raymond Concepcion Piano
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Ray Barretto Cuban percussion
Julito Collazo Cuban percussion
Ray Rodriguez Cuban percussion
Vitin Aviles Chorus
Otto Olivar Chorus
Santitos Colon Chorus
Woody Herman & Tito Puente, Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat (Everest, 1958).

1 Blue Station Cohn 3:05
2 Pillar to Post Salim 2:28
3 Midnight Sun Burke, Hampton, Mercer 4:12
4 Woodchopper's Ball Bishop, Herman 4:28
5 Balu Salim 3:06
6 Lullaby of Birdland Shearing, Weiss 2:27
7 Latin Flight Puente 1:58
8 New Cha-Cha Puente 2:58
9 Mambo Herd Puente 2:35
10 Cha Cha Chick Puente 2:57
11 Tito Meets Woody Puente 2:34
12 Carioca Eliscu, Kahn, Youmans

Ray Barretto - congas
Ernie Royal Tito Puente - timbales

Al Cohn Joe Romano - tenor saxophone
Woody Herman - clarine
Danny Bank - reeds
Major Holley Frank Rehak Robert Rodriguez - bass
Billy Byers Paul Quinichette Willie Dennis - trombone
Nick Travis Marky Markowitz - trumpets
Jimmy Campbell - drums
Sam Marowitz Steve Lipkins Willie THomas - trumpet
Bobby Clark Danny Stiles Marty Flax Bill Elton - trombones
Pete Mondello Al Belletto - baritone saxophone
Al Forte Al Planck - piano
Gilbert Lopez - percussion
Hal Posey Jay Migliore - tenor saxophones
Jimmy Guinn Raymond Barretto - percussion
Raymond Rodriguez
Roger DeLilio
Gene Ammons, Blue Gene (Prestige, 1958)

1. Blue Gene
2. Scamperin'
3. Blue Greens and Beans
4. Hip Tip

Gene Ammons, Tenor Saxofone
Idrees Sulieman, Trumpet
Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxofone
Mal Waldron, Piano
Doug Watkins, Drum
Arthur Taylor, Bass
Ray Barretto, Conga
Art Blakey, Drums Around The Corner (Blue Note, 1958; not issued until 1999)

1. Moose The Mooche 15:16
2. Blakey's Blues 11:04
3. Lee's Tune 8:23
4. Let's Take 16 Bars 6:11
5. Drums In The Rain 11:11
6. Lover 7:21
7. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 7:09
8. What Is This Thing Called Love?

Art Blakey - drums
Jymie Merritt - bass
Paul Chambers
Ray Barretto
Philly Joe Jones
Roy Haynes
Lee Morgan
Bobby Timmons
Art Blakey, Holiday For Skins, Vols. 1 & 2 (Blue Note, 1958)

Vol. 1
1. A1 Afghano
2. A2 The Feast
3. B1 Mirage
4. B2 Lamento Africano Vol. 2
5. O' Tinde Sign In to rate!
6. Swingin' Kilts Sign In to rate!
7. Dinga Sign In to rate!
8. Reflection

Bass - Wendell Marshall
Bongo, Congas, Vocals [Chants] - Sabu Martinez
Conga, Percussion [Tree Log] - Julio Martínez
Congas - Chonguito Vincente , Ray Barretto
Drums, Gong - Art Taylor Drums, Tympani, Vocals [Chants] - "Philly" Joe Jones
Drums, Vocals [Chants] - Art Blakey Maracas, Cowbell [Cencerro] - Andy Delannoy
Piano - Ray Bryant
Timbales - Fred Pagani Jr.*
Trumpet - Donald Byrd
Vocals [Chants] - Austin Cromer, Hal Rasheed
Art Blakey et les Jazz-Messengets - 1958 - Au Club St. Germain Vol. 2 (RCA)
1. Moanin' With Hazel
2. We Named It Justice
3. Blues March For Europe, No. 1
4. Like Someone In Love
Lou Donaldson, Blues Walk (Blue Note, 1958)

1. Blues Walk
2. Move
3. The Masquerade Is Over
4. Play Ray
5. Autumn Nocturne
6. Callin’ All Cats

Lou Donaldson - saxo alto
Herman Foster - piano
Peck Morrison - bajo
Dave Bailey - batería
Ray Barretto - percusión, congas
Lou Donaldson, Light-Foot (Blue Note), Lou Donaldson Quintet, VGS-Hackensack, NJ, Dec. 14, 1958.
1. Walkin' By The River
2. Green Eyes
3. Light Foot
4. Hog Maw
5. Mary Ann
6. Day Dreams
7. Stella By Starlight
Lou Donaldson (as)
Herman Foster (p)
Peck Morrison (b)
Jimmy Wormsworth (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 14, 1958
Red Garland, Manteca (Prestige, 1958).

1. 1493 Exactly Like You
2. 1494 Mort's Report
3. 1495 Oh, Lady Be Good
4. 1497 'S Wonderful
5. 1498 Manteca

Red Garland (p)
Paul Chambers (b)
Taylor (d)
Barretto (cga)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 11, 1958
Red Garland, Rojo (Prestige, 1958)
1. Mr. Wonderful
2. We Kiss In A Shadow
3. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
4. Ralph J. Gleason Blues
5. You Better Go Now
6. Rojo
Red Garland (p)
George Joyner (b)
Charlie Persip (d)
Ray Barretto (cga -1,3,4,6)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1958
Red Garland, Rediscovered Masters (Prestige, 1958)

1. East Of The Sun Prestige P 24078; Fantasy OJCCD 768-2
2. Blues In Mambo
3. Lover
4. Estrellita
5. Five O'Clock Whistle
6. I've Got You Under My Skin unissued

7. I Can't See For Looking Prestige PRLP 7276
8. Soon
9. It Might As Well Be Spring Prestige P 24078; Fantasy OJCCD 768-2
10. A Tisket A Tasket
11. Black Out Prestige PRLP 7276
12. Castle Rock
Arnett Cobb, Party Time (Prestige, 1959)
1. When My Dreamboat Comes Home - Arnett Cobb, Franklin, David [1]
2. Lonesome Road - Arnett Cobb, Shilkret, Nat
3. Blues in the Closet - Arnett Cobb, Pettiford, Oscar
4. Party Time - Arnett Cobb, Cobb, Arnett
5. The Flying Home - Arnett Cobb, Goodman, Benny
6. Slow Poke - Arnett Cobb, Cobb, Arnett
7. Cocktails for Two - Arnett Cobb, Coslow, Sam
Arnett Cobb, tnr
Ray Bryant, piano
Wendell Marshall, bass
Arthur Taylor, drums
Ray Barretto, conga
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley “Bacalao” Scott (with Ray Barretto, Luis Pérez), CD (Prestige 1090), 1959.

1. Come Rain Or Shine
2. Last Train From Overbrook
3. Dobbin' With Redd Foxx
4. That Old Black Magic
5. Sometimes I'm Happy
6. Dancero
7. Fast Spiral
8. When Your Lover Has Gone

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Tenor sax
Shirley Scott Organ
George Duvivier Bass
Arthur Edgehill Drums
Ray Barretto Conga
Luis Perez Bongos, conga
Tito Puente, Mucho Cha-Cha, CD (BMG/Tropical Series 64614), Released 1959.
1. Cha-Con -Cha 3:02
2. Suave Asi 2:29
3. Un Cha-Cha 2:23
4. Campanitas De Cristal 3:00
5. El Bajo 3:18
6. Cha-Cha-Son 3:02
7. Cha-Cha-Gua 2:48
8. Delisse 2:17
9. El Palo 2:45
10. Doing The Cha-Cha 2:37
11. Chanchullo 2:28
12. Guataca 2:35
13. Habanero 3:03
Musicians include:
Tito Puente Leader, Arranger, Timbales, Vibraphone, Xylophone & Marimbas
Johnny Pacheco Flute & Cuban Percussion
Jimmy Frisaura Trumpet
Pat Russo Trumpet
Gene Rapetti Trumpet
Al Derisi Trumpet
Wilson Brignoni Trumpet
Rafael Palau Saxophone
Pete Fanelli Saxophone
Allen Fields Saxophone
Shepp Pullman Saxophone
Gilberto López Piano
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Ray Barretto Cuban Percussion
Chickie Perez Cuban Percussion
Santos Colon Cuban Percussion
And Many Others....
Tito Puente, Cha Cha Chá Live At Grossinger's (Plus Unreleased Out Takes!), CD (BMG/Tropical Series 64628), (RCA) 1959.

1. Introduction - Tito's Theme 1:17
2. Bubles, Bangles & Beads 2:38
3.I Love Paris 2:33
4. How High The Moon 2:33
5. At The Balalaika 3:31
6. Sweet Sue - Just You 2:32
7. Grossinger's Cha Cha Chá 3:09
8. Miami Beach Cha Cha Chá 3:32
9. Managua, Nicaragua 3:26
10. That Old Devil Moon (In Your Eyes) 2:41
11. Puente At Grossinger's 2:38
12. Comme Ci - Comme Ca 4:05
13. Speak Low 3:18
14. Thye Jazz Theme 3:42
15. Tito's Theme :13
16. Grossinger's Cha Cha Chá 3:05
17. That Old Devil Moon (In Your Eyes) 2:33
18. I Love Paris 2:54
19. Miami Beach Cha Cha Chá 3:24
20. How High The Moon 2:47
21. Philadelphia Mambo 3:54

Musicians include:
Tito Puente Leader, aranger, timbales, and vibraphone
Bernie Glow Trumpets & trombones
Pedro "Puchi" Boulong Trumpets & trombones
Jimmy Frisaura Trumpets & trombones
Pat Russo Trumpets & trombones
Sam Scavone Trumpets & Trombones
Rafael "Tata" Palau Saxophones
Pete Fanelli Saxophones
Schep Pullman Saxophones
Atom Alfano Saxophones
Gilberto López Piano
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Ray Barretto Congas
Chickie Perez Bongos
Willie Rodriguez Trap drums
Lou Donaldson, The Time Is Right (Blue Note, 1959)
1. Lou’s Blues
2. Be My Love
3. Idaho
4. The Nearness Of You
5. Mack The Knife
6. Crosstown Shuffle
7. Tangerine
Lou Donaldson (alto sax)
Blue Mitchell (trumpet)
Horace Parlan (piano)
Laymon Jackson (bass)
Dave Bailey (drums)
Ray Barretto (conga)
Joe Zawinul, To You With Love (Strand, 1959)

1. I Should Care
2. Easy Living
3. Please Send Me Someone to Love
4. It Might as Well Be Spring
5. Love for Sale
6. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
7. Greensleeves
8. My One and Only Love
9. The Masquerade Is Over
10. Sweet and Lovely

Recorded in NYC, September 1959
Ray Barretto plays on tracks #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
Ray Barretto (Conga)
Joe Zawinul (Piano)
Joe Zawinul (Main Performer)
Frankie Dunlop (Drums)
Ben Tucker (Bass)
Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Talk That Talk (New Jazz, 1960)
1. An Talk That Talk - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Smith, Johnny [2] "
2. The Affair to Remember - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Smith, Johnny [2] "
3. End of a Love Affair - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Redding, Edward
4. Minors Allowed - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Smith, Johnny [2] "
5. Rip Tide - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Smith, Johnny [2] "
6. Misty - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Burke, Johnny [Voca
7. A Bennie's Diggin' - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Smith, Johnny [2] "
8. Portrait of Jennie - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Redding, Edward
9. Swanee River - Johnny "Hammond" Smith,
10. Just Say So Long - Johnny "Hammond" Smith,
11. Lid Flippin' - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Smith, Johnny [2] "
12. Gettin' the Message - Johnny "Hammond" Smith,
13. Princess - Johnny "Hammond" Smith,
14. Dementia - Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Burke, Johnny
Ray Barretto (Conga)
Oliver Nelson (Sax Tenor)
Art Taylor (Drums)
Lem Winchester (Vibraphone)
George Tucker (Bass)
Chris Albertson (Liner Notes)
Esmond Edwards (Supervisor)
Rudy Van Gelder (Engineer)
Wendell Marshall (Bass)
Eddie McFadden (Guitar)
Johnny "Hammond" Smith (Organ)
Johnny "Hammond" Smith (Main Performer)
Phil Carroll (Art Direction)
Sidney Falco (Liner Notes)
Buck Hoeffler (Photography)
Bill Erskine (Drums)
Gene Ammons, Boss Tenor (Prestige 8102, 1960)

1. Hittin' The Jug 8:31
2. Close Your Eyes 3:46
3. My Romance 4:16
4. Canadian Sunset 5:26
5. Blue Ammons 4:57
6. Confirmation 5:27
7. Stompin' At The Savoy 3:34

Musicians include:
Gene Ammons Tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Doug Watkins Bass
Arthur Taylor Drums
Ray Barretto Congas
Tito Puente, Tambó (RCA, 1960)

1. Dance of the Headhunters
2. Call of the Jungle Birds
3. Rumba-TImbales
4. The Ceremony of Tambó
5. Velorio
6. Cuero Pelao Jungle Holiday
7. Guaguanco
8. Ritual Drum Dance
9. Witch Doctor's Nightmare
10. Son Montuno
11. Voodoo Dance at Midnight

Tito Puente: percusión, arreglos, Leader, Marimba, Timbales
Ray Barretto: Conga
Dick Baxter: Ingeniero, Digital Remasterización
Seymour Berger: Trombón
Pedro Boulong: Trompeta
Santitos Colón: Güiro

Santos Colón: Güiro
Ana Correro: Timbales
Peter Fanelli: Flauta, Sax (Alto)
Jimmy Frisaura: Trompeta
Bernie Glow: Trompeta
Gilberto López: piano, arreglos
José Mangual: Bongos
Rafael Palau: Flauta, Saxo (tenor)
Pollito Pérez: Bongos
Shepp Pullman: Sax (barítono)
Bobby Rodríguez: Bass
Willie Rodríguez: Drums
Catalino Rolón: Conga
Ernie: Trompeta
Real Pat Russo: Trompeta
Harry Sepúlveda: Reexpedición Productor, Concepto, Reexpedición Doc
Severinsen: Trompeta
Albert Socarras: Flauta
Carlos "Patato" Valdés: Conga
Tito Puente & Buddy Morrow, Revolving Bandstand (RCA, 1960).

1. Baia (Ma Baixa Do Sapateiro)
2. Blue Moon
3. Autumn Leaves
4. Kiss of Fire
5. I Concentrate on You
6. Harlem Nocturne
7. So in Love
8. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
9. Continental
10. La Virgen de la Macarena
11. Moonlight in Vermont
12. Temptation
13. Blue Moon
14. The Continental

The Tito Puente Orchestra:
Tito Puente (vibraphone, timbales)
Rafael Palau, Pete Fanelli, Tom Alfano, William Slapin, Scheppe Pullman (saxophone, flute)

Joe Wilder, Ernie Royal, Pat Russo, Pedro "Puchi" Boulong, Jimmy Frisaura, Jerome Kail (trumpet)
Gilberto Lopez (piano)
Bobby Rodriguez (bass)
Willie Rodriguez (drums)
Carlos "Potato" Valdez, Julito Collazo, Ray Barretto (congas)
Jose Mangual Sr. (bongos)
Santitos Colon (guiro).
The Buddy Morrow Orchestra:
Buddy Morrow (trombone)
Phil Bodner, Sol Schlinger, Richard Henry, Sam Donahue, Vincent Carbone, Romeo Penque (saxophone, flute)
Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Lawrence Brooks, Lyle Dedrick, Steve Lipkins (trumpet)
Will Bradley, Frank Rehack, Chauncey Welsh, Richard Hixson (trombone)
Al Casamenti (guitar)
Joe Marshall Jr. (drums).
Herbie Mann, Flute, Brass, Vibes And Percussion (Verve, 1960) (Verve MGV 8392)

1. I'll Remember April
2. Dearly Beloved
3. Stretch Out
4. A Ritual
5. Fife 'N' Tambourine Corp/Autumn Leaves

Leo Ball, Jerry Kail, Ziggy Schatz (tp)
Herbie Mann (fl)
Johnny Rae (vib)
Knobby Totah (b)
Rudy Collins (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Ray Mantilla, Michael Olatunji (per)
Horace Parlan, Headin' South (Blue Note, 1960)  

1. Headin’ South
2. The Song Is Ended
3. Summertime
4. Low Down
5. Congalegre
6. Prelude to a Kiss
7. Jim Loves Sue
8. My Mother’s Eyes

Ronnie Brathwaite Cover Photo
Al Harewood Drums
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Digital Remastering
Joe Goldberg Liner Notes
Ray Barretto Conga
Horace Parlan Piano, Main Performer
George Tucker Bass
Lou Donaldson, Midnight Sun (Blue Note, 1960)
Herbie Mann, The Common Ground (Atlantic, 1960)
1. Baghdad/Asia Minor
2. Walkin'
3. Sawa Sawa De'
4. St. Thomas
5. High Life
6. Uhuru
7. A Night in Tunisia
8. The Common Ground
Herbie Mann (flute)
Michael Olatunji (vocals, percussion)
Dolores Parker, Maya Angelou (vocals)
Doc Cheatham, Ziggy Schatz, Jerry Kail, Leo Ball (trumpet)
John Rae (vibraharp, percussion)
Nabil Totah (double bass)
Rudy Collins (drums)
Ray Mantilla (congas)
Ray Barretto (bongos).
Tito Puente, Dancemania Vol. 2, CD (BMG/Tropical Series 54272), Released 1960.

1. A Gozar Timbero - Son Montuno 3:00
2. Si Te Contara - Bolero/Cha Cha Cha 2:41
3. Separala Tambien - Cha Cha Mambo 3:10
4. Caonao - Afro Jazz 2:28
5. Una Mujer - Bolero 2:20
6. Baila Como Es - Mambo 2:43
7. Dance Mania - Mambo Jazz Inst. 3:09
8. Porque Te Perdi - Bolero 2:00
9. Guancona - Guaguanco 3:01
10. Cua Cua - Mambo 2:59
11. Mambozooka - Mambo Jazz Inst. 2:48
12. Havana After Dark - Mambo Jazz Inst. 3:06

Musicians include:
Tito Puente
Doc Severinsen
Bernie Glow
Ray Barretto
Carlos "Patato" Valdez
Jose Mangual
Julito Collazo
Gilberto López
Mongo Santamaria
Willie Bobo
Marty Holmes
+ Many Others!!
Dizzy Gillespie, Gillespiana & Carnegie Hall Concert (with Candido, Ray Barretto, Jose Mangual), CD (Verve 519809), Released 1960.

1. Prelude 5:52
2. Blues 11:16
3. Panamericana 4:39
4. Africana 7:31
5. Toccata 12:01
6. Manteca 6:24
7. This Is The Way 3:53
8. Oo! Ya Koo 5:38
9. Kush 4:11
10. Tunisian Fantasy 13:14

Musicians include:
Dizzy Gillespie, John Frosk, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder Trumpet

Leo Wright Alto and flute
Lalo Schifrin Piano
Art Davis Bass
Chuck Lampkin Drums
Julius Watkins, Gunther Schuller, James Buffington, Al Richman Horns, Morris Secon, Wiliam Lister Horns
Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Britt Woodman Trombones
Paul Faulise Bass trombone
Don Butterfield Tuba
Candido Congas
Willie Rodriguez Timbales and timpani
Jack Del Rio Bongos
Ray Barretto, Julio Collazo, José Mangual Percusión
Herbie Mann, The Family Of Mann (Atlantic, 1961)

1. Why Don't You Do Right? [2:32]
2. Guinean [4:51]
3. The Puppet [4:28]
4. Shein Vi Di Levone [7:02]

5. Moanin' [6:50]
6. This Little Girl of Mine [2:27]
7. The Song of Delilah [6:10]
8. Au Privave [6:31]
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Afro-Jaws (Riverside, 1961)
1. Wild Rice
2. Guanco Lament
3. Tin Tin Deo
4. Jazz-A-Samba
5. Alma Alegre (Happy Soul)
6. Star Eyes
7. Afro-Jaws
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone)
Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Phil Sunkel, John Bello (trumpet)
Lloyd Mayers (piano)
Larry Gales (bass)
Ben Riley (drums)
Ray Barretto (congas, bongos, quinto y percusión).
Wes Montgomery, So Much Guitar! (Riverside, 1961)

1. Twisted Blues Montgomery 5:31
2. Cotton Tail Ellington 3:38
3. I Wish I Knew Gordon, Warren 5:26
4. I'm Just a Lucky So and So David, Ellington 5:57
5. Repetition Hefti 3:48
6. Somethin' Like Bags Montgomery 4:44
7. While We're Young Wilder 2:12
8. One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) Arlen, Mercer

Wes Montgomery - g
Hank Jones - piano
Ron Carter - bajo
Lex Humphries - drums
Ray Barretto – congas
Mark Murphy, Rah (Riverside, 1961)
1. Twisted
2. Milestones
3. Doodlin'
Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry (trompetas)
Wynton Kelly (piano)
Art Davis (bajo)
Jimmy Cobb (d)
Ray Barretto (conga)
Mark Murphy (vo)
Ernie Wilkins (arreglos)
Cannonball Adderley, African Waltz (Riverside, 1961)

1. Something Different (2:59) (Chuck Mangione)
2. West Coast Blues (4:02) (Wes Montgomery)
3. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (3:00) (Jerome Kern)
4. The Uptown (2:12) (Junior Mance)
5. Stockholm Sweetnin' (3:37) (Quincy Jones)
6. African Waltz (2:08) (Gait MacDermott)
7. Blue Brass Groove (4:46) (Nat Adderley)
8. Kelly Blue (3:46) (Wynton Kelly)
9. Letter From Home (1:55) (Junior Mance)
10. I'll Close My Eyes (3:39) (Ka ye-Reid)

Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis, trompetas
Bob Brookmeyer, Melba Liston, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, trombones
Cannonball Adderley, alto sax;
George Dorsey, alto sax and flute
Jerome Richardson, Oliver Nelson, tenor sax and flutes;
Arthur Clarke, baritone sax
Don Butterfield, tuba
Wynton Kelly, piano
Sam Jones,bass
Charlie Persip or Louis Hayes, drums
Ray Barretto, conga.
Oliver Nelson Orchestra, Afro/American Sketches (Prestige, 1961)
1. Message (Oliver Nelson) - 5:50
2. There's a Yearnin' (Oliver Nelson) - 4:20
3. Jungleaire
4. Disillusioned (Oliver Nelson) - 5:30
5. Freedom Dance (Oliver Nelson) - 4:39
6. Emancipation Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 8:10
Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Jerry Kail, Joe Wilder (tp)
Urbie Green, Britt Woodman, Paul Fualise (tb)
Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Jimmy Buffington (frh)
Oliver Nelson (comp,as,ts,arr,cond)
Jerry Dodgion (as,f)
Bob Ashton (f,ts,cl)
Don Butterfield (tu)
Charles McCracken, Peter Makis (cello)
Art Davis (b)
Ed Shaughnessy (d)
Ray Barretto (bgo,cga).
Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman, Main Stem (Prestige, 1961)

1. Main Stem 6:48
2. J & B 5:48
3. Ho! 4:31
4. Latino 6:09
5. Tipsy 5:16
6. Tangerine 7:03

Nelson (on tenor and alto)
Teams up with trumpeter Joe Newman (in exciting form)
Pianist Hank Jones,
Bassist George Duvivier,
Drummer Charlie Persip
Ray Barretto on congas
Jimmy Forest, Most Much! (Prestige, 1961)
1. Matilda 4:50
2. Annie Laurie 7:46
3. Autumn Leaves 4:28
4. My Buddy 2:44
5. I Love You 5:16
6. Soft Winds 5:40
7. Robbin's Nest 8:51
8. Most Much 6:41
9. Sonny Boy 3:19
Jimmy Forrest (ts)
Hugh Lawson (p)
Tommy Potter (b)
Clarence Johnston (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 19, 1961
Gene Ammons, Jug (Prestige, 1961)

1. Ol' Man River 5:11
2. Easy To Love 4:15
3. Seed Shack 5:39
4. Let It Be You 3:48

5. Exactly Like You 5:59
6. Miss Lucy 3:42
7. Namely You 4:46
8. Tangerine 3:36
Gene Ammons, Up Tight (Prestige, 1961)
1. The Breeze And I
2. I Sold My Heart To The Junk Man
3. Moon Glow
4. Up Tight!
5. The Five O'Clock Whistle
6. Jug's Blue Blues
7. Lester Leaps In
Bass - Arthur Davis (tracks: A1, A3, B2, B3) , George Duvivier
Congas - Ray Barretto
Drums - Arthur Taylor
Piano - Patti Brown, Walter Bishop* (tracks: A1, A3, B2, B3)
Recorded By - Rudy Van Gelder
Saxophone - Gene Ammons
Al Grey, Al Grey / Billy Mitchell Sextet (Argo, 1961)


Al Grey (tb),
Billy Mitchell (ts,as)
Henry Boozier (tp)
Gene Kee (p, alto forn)
Art Davis (b)
Jule Curtis (dr)
Ray Barretto (congas)
1961/6/6 live at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Wild Bill Moore, Bottom Groove (with Ray Barretto), CD (Milestone 47098), 1961.
1. Heavy Soul 6:43
2. A Good 'un 5:55
3. Tearin' Out 5:23
4. Wild Bill's Beat 6:46
5. Things Are Getting Better 5:09
6. Bubbles 5:12
7. Just You, Just Me 5:13
8. Sister Caroline :16
9. Bottom Groove 5:32
10. My Little Girl 5:29
11. Down With It 5:30

12. Sea Breezes 7:10
13. Caravan 5:30

Musicians include:
Wild Bill Moore Tenor sax
Junior Mance Piano (on 1-7 only)
Johnny "Hammond" Smith Organ (on 8-13 only)
Joe Benjamin Bass
Ben Riley Drums
Ray Barretto Conga

Gene Ammons, Boss Soul! (Prestige, 1961)

1. Carbow
2. The Masquerade Is Over
3. I'm Beginning To See The Light
4. Song Of The Islands
5. Travelin'
6. Soft Summer Breeze
7. Don't Go To Strangers

Gene Ammons (ts)
Walter Bishop Jr. (p)
Art Davis (b)
Art Taylor (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Gene Ammons, Soul Summit (Prestige, 1961 y 1962)

1. Too Marvelous For Words
2. Love, I've Found You
3. Ballad For Baby
4. But Not For Me
5. If You Are But A Dream
6. Cool, Cool Daddy

Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry (tp)
Oliver Nelson (as, arr)
Gene Ammons, George Barrow, Red Holloway (ts)
Bob Ashton (bars)
Richard Wyands (p)

Wendell Marshall (b)
Bill English (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Harold Vick (ts)
Brother Jack McDuff (org)
Eddie Diehl (g)
Joe Dukes (d)
Gene Ammons (ts)
Patti Bown (p)
George Duvivier (b)
Walter Perkins (d)
Etta Jones (vo)
Johnny Lytle, Moonchild (Jazzland, 1962)

1. Moon Child [Lytle]
2. Work Song [Adderley/Brown]
3. The Nearness of You [Carmichael/Washingt]
4. The Moor Man [Lytle]
5. A Taste of Honey [Scott/Marlow]
6. When My Dreamboat Comes Home [Franklin/Friend]
7. Moonlight in Vermont [Blackburn/Suessdorf]
8. The House of Winchester [Lytle]

Organist Milt Harris
Bassist Steve Cooper
Drummer Peppy Hinnant
Conga giant Ray Barretto
Johnny Lytle, Got That Feeling! / Moon Child - Little Johnny Trio Con Ray Barretto & Milt Hinton), CD (Milestone 47093), 1962.
1. Got That Feeling! 4:50
2. Pow-Wow 2:38
3. (In The) Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning) 3:17
4. Big John Grady 3:28
5. The Breeze And I 4:59
6. It Ain't Necessarily So 4:26
7. Lela 4:30
8. Love Is Here To Stay 3:44
9. The Soulfoul One 5:07
10. Moon Child 4:39
11. Work Song 6:38
12. The Nearness Of You 4:28
13. The Moor Man 4:02

14. A Taste Of Honey 4:36
15. When My Dreamboat Comes Home 4:32
16. Moonlight In Vermont 4:27
17. The House Of Winchester 4:19

Musicians include:
Johnny Lytle Vibes
Milt Harris Organ
Peppy Hinnant Drums
Milt Hilton Bass
Steve Cooper Bass
Ray Barretto Conga on cuts 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17

Dave Pike, Limbo Carnival (New Jazz, 1962)

1. La Bamba
2. My Little Suede Shoes
3. Matilda
4. Mambo Bounce
5. Limbo Rock
6. Calypso Blues
7. Cattin' Latin
8. St. Thomas
9. Jamaica Farewell

William Correa Drums
Ray Barretto Conga
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Dave Pike Marimba, Main Performer, Vibraphone
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Leo Wright Flute, Sax (Alto)
Willis "Gator" Jackson, Thunderbird (Prestige, 1962)
Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuff, Stitt Meets Brother Jack (Prestige, 1962)
1. All Of Me
2. Pam Ain't Blue
3. Time After Time
4. Ringin' In
5. Nother Futher
6. When Sonny Gets Blue
7. Thirty Three, Ninety Six
Sonny Stitt (saxophone)
Jack McDuff (organ)
Arthur Taylor (drums)
Ray Barretto (congas)
Eddie Diehl. Guitarrista
Eddie Diehl, drummer Art
Pérez Prado, Exotic Suite (RCA, 1962)

1. A Exotic Suite Of The Americas (16:12)
2. Part 1 Theme Of Two Worlds
3. Part 2 Amoha
4. Part 3 Criollo
5. Part 4 Theme Of Two Worlds
6. Part 5 Uamanna Africano
7. Part 6 Blues In C Major

8. Part 7 Theme Of Two Worlds
9. B1 Midnight In Jamaica (2:09)
10. B2 Mama Yo Quiero (2:01)
11. B3 Son Of A Gun (1:56)
12. B4 Jacqueline & Caroline (2:11)
13. B5 El Relicario (2:06)
14. B6 I Could Have Danced All Night (2:04)
Ray Bryant, Dancing The Big Twist (Columbia, 1962)
1. Cubano Chant
2. Off Shore
3. Well, You Needn't
4. Cry Me a River
5. In a Mellow Tone
6. You're My Thrill
7. A Night in Tunisia
8. Goodbye
9. Philadelphia Bound
10. Pawn Ticket
11. The Breeze and I
12. It's a Pity to Say Goodnight
13. Twist City
14. Just a Little Bit of Twist
15. Big Susie

16. Twist On
17. Twistin' on a Cat's Paw
18. Mo-Lasses
19. Fast Twist
20. Do That Twist

Ray Barretto - bongos, scraper
Joe Newman Mickey Roker Ray Bryant - piano
Gus Johnson - drums
Bill Lee Matthew Gee - trombone
Jimmy Rowser - bass
Ben Richardson - baritone saxophone
Pat Jenkins - trumpet

Don Goldie, Trumpet Caliente (Argo, 1962)

1. Nightingale
2. Fast Thought
3. I Hear a Rhapsody
4. Shiny Stockings
5. Goldie's Thing
6. There Will Never Be Another You

Leo Wright alto sax and flute y trompeta.
Pianist Patti Bown,
Bassist Ben Tucker
Drummer Ed Shaugnessy,
Conga drummer Ray Barretto
Kenny Burrell, Freedom (Blue Note, 1963)
  1. Good Life
2. Stairway to the Stars Parish, Signorelli, Malneck
3. Loie Burrell
4. I Hadn't Anyone Till You Noble
5. G Minor Bash
6. Freedom
7. Lonesome Road
8. K Twist Burrell
9. Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere Goulding

Kenny Burrell Sextet that includes
Stanley Turrentine (sax)
Herbie Hancock (p)
Ben Tucker (b)
Bill English (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)

Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue (Blue Note, 1963)

1. Chitlins con Carne
2. Mule
3. Soul Lament
4. Midnight Blue
5. Wavy Gravy
6. Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
7. Saturday Night Blues
8. Kenny’s Sound
9. K Twist [Not Part Of The Original Album]

Burrell is matched with tenor saxophonist
Stanley Turrentine
Bassist Major Holley
Drummer Bill English
Ray Barretto on conga
Stanley Turrentine, Never Let Me Go (Blue Note, 1963)
1. Trouble
2. God Bless The Child
3. Sara's Dance
4. Without A Song
5. Major's Minor
6. Never Let Me Go
7. You'll Never Get Away From Me
8. They Can't Take That Away From Me
MAJOR HOLLEY (#1-5,7), SAM JONES (#7-8), bass
AL HAREWOOD (#1-5,7), CLARENCE JOHNSTON (#6 & 8), drums
RAY Barretto (#1-5,7), congas
Kenny Burrell, Bluesy Burrell (Moodsville / Prestige, 1963)

1. Tres Palabras
2. No More
3. Guilty
4. Montono Blues
5. I Thought About You
6. Out of This World
7. It's Getting Dark
8. I Never Knew [*]

Kenny Burrell (guitar)
Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)
Leo Wright (alto saxophone)
Tommy Flanagan, Gildo Mahones (piano)
Major Holley, George Tucker (bass)
Eddie Locke, Jimmie Smith (drums)
Ray Barretto (congas).
Kenny Burrell, Crash! (Blue Note, 1963)
1. Somethin' Slick
2. How High the Moon Hamilton, Lewis
3. Shaky McDuff
4. Love Walked In Gershwin, Gershwin
5. Smut
6. It's a Wonderful World Adamson, Savitt, Watson
7. Our Miss Brooks Vick
8. Grease Monkey McDuff
9. The Breeze and I Lecuona, Stillman
10. Stormy Monday Crowder, Eckstine, Hines
11. Nica's Dream Silver
12. We'll Be Together Again Fischer, Laine
Jack McDuff
Kenny Burrell
Harold Vick
Eric Dixon
Joe Dukes
Ray Barretto
Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Open House (Riverside, 1963)

1. Open House
2. Cyra
3. I Remember You
4. Blues For De-De
5. Why Was I Born?
6. I Love You
7. Cleopatra And The African Knight

Johnny “Hammond” Smith - Organ
Art Taylor - Drums
Bob Cranshaw - Bass
Eddie McFadden - Guitar
Leo Stevens - Drums
Ray Barretto - Conga
Seldon Powell - Flute, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
Thad Jones - Trumpet, Cornet
Herbie Mann, Returns To The Village Gate (Atlantic, 1963)
1. Bag's Groove
2. New York Is A Jungle Festival
3. Candle Dance
4. Bedouin
5. Ekunda Mann
Herbie Mann (flute)
Hagood Hardy (vibraharp)
Ahmet Abdul-Malik (bass)
Rudy Collins (drums)
Chief Bey and Ray Mantilla (African percussion)
Dave Pike (vibraharp and marimba)
Nabil Totah (bass)
Rudy Collins (drums)
Ray Barretto and Ray Mantilla (percussion).
Kenny Burrell, Soul Call (Prestige, 1964)

1. Kenny’s Theme
2. I’m Just A Lucky So And So
3. Mark 1
4. A Sleepin’ Bee
5. Soul Call
6. Here’s That Rainy Day
7. [*] Oh Henry (Bonus Track)

Will Davis (p)
Kenny Burrell (g)
Martin Rivera (b)
Bill English (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 7, 1964
Lou Donaldson, Cole Slaw (Cadet, 1964)
1. Sole Mio
2. Cole Slaw
3. Poinciana
4. Soul Gumbo
5. There Is No Greater Love
6. People Will Say We're In Love
7. Li'l Miss Fine
8. Skylark
Lou Donaldson (as)
Herman Foster (p)
Earl May (b)
Bruno Carr (d)
Ray Barretto (per)
Stanley Turrentine, Stanley Turrentine (Blue Note, 1964)

1. Shirley
2. Wahoo (Stanley's Blues)
3. Tacos
4. Can't Buy Me Love
5. My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me

Lee Morgan (tp -1/4)
Stanley Turrentine (ts)
McCoy Tyner (p)
Bob Cranshaw (b)
Elvin Jones (d)
Ray Barretto (cga -1/3)
Jimmy Smith, Christmas Cookin' (Verve, 1964)
1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
2. Jingle Bells
3. We Three Kings (Of Orient Are)
4. The Christmas Song
5. White Christmas
6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
7. Silent Night Jimmy Smith
8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
9. Baby, It's Cold Outside
10. Greensleeves
Jimmy Smith – organ
Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Danny Stiles, Joe Wilder – trumpets
Jimmy Cleveland, Chauncey Welsh – trombones
Paul Faulise, Tommy Mitchell - bass trombones
Earl Chapin, Don Corrado, Morris Secon, Jimmy Buffington - french horns
Kenny Burrell, Quentin Jackson, Wes Montgomery – guitars
Art Davis – bass
Grady Tate, Billy Hart – drums
George Devans, Ray Barretto – percussion
Margaret Ross – harp
Billy Byers, Al Cohn - arrangers
Quincy Jones, Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag (Mercury, 1965)

1. A1 Ain't That Peculiar (2:47)
2. A2 I Got You (I Feel Good) (3:46)
3. A3 I Hear A Symphony (3:06)
4. A4 A Lovers Concerto (2:39)
5. A5 Baby Cakes (4:02)
6. A6 Mohair Sam (2:11)
7. B1 Something About You (2:52)
8. B2 Boss Bird (3:19)
9. B3 Hang On Sloopy (2:12)
10. B4 Fever (2:23)
11. B5 Harlem Nocturne (2:35)
12. B6 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (2:07)

Bass - Ben Tucker (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5) , Carol Kay (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6)
Bongos - Ray Barretto (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5)

Congas - Ray Barretto (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5)
Drums - Grady Tate (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5)
Engineer - Joe Adams , Ray Charles , Rudy Hill (2)
Flute - Jerome Richardson (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5)
Guitar - Arthur Knight (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6) , Rene Hall (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6)
Percussion - Gary Coleman (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6) Piano - Bobby Scott (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5)
Piano, Organ - Michael Rubini* (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6) , Ray Charles (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6)
Saxophone [Alto] - Jackie Kelso (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6)
Saxophone [Baritone] - Jewel Grant (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6)
Saxophone [Tenor] - Jerome Richardson (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5)
Trombone - Erbie Green* (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6)
Trombone [Bass] - Kenny Schroyer (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6)
Trumpet - Bobby Bryant (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to A6, B1, B4, B6) , Joe Newman (tracks: A3, B2, B3, B5)
Sonny Stitt, The Matadors Meet The Bull (Roulette, 1966)
Joe Cuba
Eddie Lockjaw
Davis Les Span
Tito Puente
Ray Barretto
Willie Bobo
Carlos Patato Valdes
Chihuahua Martinez
Chick Corea
Milt Hinton & Many Others
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, The Dynamic Duo (Verve, 1966)

1. Down By The Riverside
2. Happy-Go-Lucky Local (Night Train)
3. James And Wes
4. 13 (Death March)
5. Baby, It's Cold Outside
6. O. G. D (Road Song)

Ray Barretto Percussion
Grady Tate Drums
Clark Terry Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Melba Liston Trombone
Jerome Richardson Clarinet
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Phil Woods Baritone Saxophone
Richard Davis Bass
Oliver Nelson Arranger, Contractor
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, Further Adventures Of Jimmy And Wes (Verve, 1966)

1. King of the Road
2. Maybe September
3. O.G.D. (aka Road Song)
4. Call Me
5. Milestones
6. Mellow Mood

Arranged By, Conductor - Oliver Nelson
Double Bass - Richard Davis (2) (tracks: B2)
Drums - Grady Tate Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder

Guitar - Wes Montgomery
Organ - Jimmy Smith
Percussion - Ray Barretto (tracks: A1 to B1, B3)
Producer - Creed Taylor
Trombone - Jimmy Cleveland (tracks: B2) , Melba Liston (tracks: B2) , Quentin Jackson (tracks: B2)
Trombone [Bass] - Tony Studd (tracks: B2)
Trumpet - Clark Terry (tracks: B2) , Ernie Royal (tracks: B2) , Jimmy Maxwell (tracks: B2) , Joe Newman (tracks: B2)
Woodwind - Danny Bank (tracks: B2) , Jerome Richardson (tracks: B2) , Jerry Dodgion (tracks: B2) , Phil Woods (tracks: B2) , Bob Ashton* (tracks: B2)
Wes Montgomery, California Dreaming (Verve, 1966)

1. California Dreaming* (Phillips, Phillips) 3:08
2. Sun Down (Montgomery) 6:03
3. Oh, You Crazy Moon (Burke, Van Heusen) 3:44
4. More, More, Amor (Lake) 2:54
5. Without You (Marino, Myers) 3:05
6. Winds of Barcelona (Lake) 3:07
7. Sunny [alternate take] (Hebb) 3:07
8. Sunny (Hebb) 4:04
9. Green Peppers (Lake) 2:56
10. Mr. Walker (Montgomery) 3:39
11. South of the Border (Carr, Kennedy) 3:13

Mel Davis, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Nottingham - tp (1-4/6 & 9)
Wayne Andre, John Messner, Bill Watrous - tb (1-4/6 & 9)
James Buffington - fr h (1-4/6 & 9)
Don Butterfield - tu (1-4/6 & 9)
Walter Kane - cl, basn, ts (1-4/6 & 9)
Ray Beckenstein - as, fl, picc (1-4/6 & 9)
Stan Webb - as, bars, ehr, cl (1-4/6 & 9)
Jack Jennings - vib, cast, scra (1/6, vib -7/9)
Herbie Hancock - p (1-4/6 & 9)
Wes Montgomery - g Al Casamenti, Bucky Pizzarelli - g (1-4/6 & 9)
Richard Davis - b
Grady Tate dr Ray Barretto - cg
Don Sebesky - arr, cond (1-4/6 & 9)
Wes Montgomery, Tequila (Verve, 1966)
1. Tequila
2. Little Child (Daddy Dear)
3. What The World Needs Is Love
4. The Big Hurt
5. Bumpin' On Sunset
6. Insensatez (How Insensitive)
7. The Thumb
8. Midnight Mood
9. Wives And Lovers
10. Tequila
11. The Big Hurt
12. Bumpin' On Sunset
George Devens Vibraphone
Ron Carter Bass
Ray Barretto Congas
Grady Tate Drums
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Lock, The Fox (RCA, 1966)

1. Nina Never Knew
2. Speak Low
3. Midnight Sun
4. On Green Dolphin Street
5. Save Your Love for Me
6. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
7. West Coast Blues
8. Days of Wine and Roses
9. Good Life
10. Oh!! Gee!!

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone)
Ross Tomkins (piano)
Les Spann (guitar)
Russell George (bass)
Chuck Lampkin (drums)
Ray Barretto (conga drums).
Cal Tjader, Along Comes Cal (Verve, 1967)
1. Quando Quando Que Sera
2. Round Midnight
3. Trick Or Treat
4. Yellow Days
5. Our Day Will Come
6. Along Comes Mary
7. Los Bandidos
8. Similau
9. Green Pepper
10. Samba Do Suenho
Arranged by Chico O'Farrell
Tjader is on vibes
Ray Barretto and Armando Peraza on percussion
Chick Corea on piano
Derek Smith on organ
Bobby Rodriguez on bass
Grady Tate on drums.
Freddie Hubbard, Backlash (Atlantic, 1967)

1. Backlash (4:10)
2. The Return Of The Prodigal Son (5:37)
3. Little Sunflower (7:50)
4. On The Que-Tee (5:43)
5. Up Jumped Spring (6:39)
6. Echoes Of Blue (9:44

Bass - Bob Cunningham
Drums - Ray Appleton
Engineer - Adrian Barber, Phil Iehle , Tom Dowd
Flute, Saxophone [Alto] - James Spaulding
Percussion - Ray Barretto (tracks: A1, A2, A3)
Piano - Albert Dailey
Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Freddie Hubbard
Wes Montgomery, A Day In The Life (A&M, 1967)
1. A Day In The Life
2. Watch What Happens
3. When A Man Loves A Woman
4. California Nights
5. Angel
6. Eleanor Rigby
7. Willow Weep For Me
8. Windy
9. Trust In Me
10. The Joker
Wes Montgomery (guitar)
Don Sebesky (arranger, conductor)
Herbie Hancock (piano)
Ron Carter (bass)
Grady Tate (drums)
Ray Barretto (percussion).
Y otros …
Shirley Scott, Stompin' (Prestige, 1967)

1. Trav'lin' Light Mercer, Mundy, Young
2. You're My Everything Dixon, Warren, Young
3. Stompin' at the Savoy Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb
4. Down by the Riverside Traditional
5. From This Moment On

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts)
Shirley Scott (org)
Wendell Marshall (b)
Arthur Edgehill (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Ronnell Bright (p)
Shirley Scott (org)
Wally Richardson (g)
Peck Morrison (b)
Roy Haynes (d)
Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue (with Ray Barretto), CD (Blue Note 95335) Released 1967
1. Chitlins Con Carne 5:25
2. Mule 6:53
3. Soul Lament 2:39
4. Midnight Blue 3:59
5. Wavy Gravy 5:43
6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You 4:21
7. Saturday Night Blues 6:13
8. Kenny's Sound 4:39
9. K Twist 3:35
Musicians include:
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Stanley Turrentine Tenor sax
Major Holley Jr. Bass
Bill English Drums
Ray Barretto Conga
Wes Montgomery, Down Here On The Ground (A&M, 1968; nominated for a Grammy Award)

1. Wind Song2:22
2. Georgia on My Mind2:46
3. The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener2:36
4. Down Here on the Ground3:42
5. Up and at It4:15
6. Goin' on to Detroit3:38
7. I Say a Little Prayer for You3:18
8. When I Look in Your Eyes3:11
9. Know It All (Quem Diz Que Sabe)2:59
10. The Fox2:56

Mike Mainieri Vibraphone, Vibe Master
George Marge Flute, Oboe
Gene Orloff Violin
Romeo Penque Flute, Oboe
Raoul Poliakin Violin

George Ricci Cello
Bobby Rosengarden Percussion
John Synder Digital Remastering
Creed Taylor Producer
Emanuel Vardi Viola
Pete Turner Photography, Cover Photo
Sam Antupit Design
Deodato Arranger, Conductor
Amanuel Vardi Viola
Don Sebesky Arranger, Conductor
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Digital Remastering
Ray Barretto Percussion
Ron Carter Bass
Herbie Hancock Piano
Hubert Laws Flute, Oboe
Wes Montgomery Guitar, Main Performer, ?, Vocals
Grady Tate Drums

Eddie Harris, The Electrifying Eddie Harris (Atlantic, 1968; nominated for a Grammy Award)
1. Theme In Search Of A Movie (LP Version) 4:07 $0.99
2. Listen Here (LP Version) 7:42 $0.99
3. Judie's Theme (LP Version) 4:40 $0.99
4. Sham Time (LP Version) 6:52 $0.99
5. Spanish Bull (LP Version) 8:17 $0.99
6. I Don't Want No One But You (LP Version) 3:40 $0.99
7. Live Right Now (LP Version) 6:58 $0.99
8. It's Crazy (LP Version) 3:09 $0.99
9. Ballad (For My Love) (LP Version) 3:22 $0.99
10. Lovely Is Today (LP Version) 4:28 $0.99
11. Theme In Search Of A T.V. Commercial (LP Version) 4:11 $0.99
12. Winter Meeting (LP Version) 4:52
Ron Carter - bass
Chuck Rainey - electric bass
Ray Barretto King Curtis Grady Tate - drums
David "Fathead" Newman - tenor saxophone
Joe Newman - trumpet
Melvin Lastie Eddie Harris - tenor saxophone, electric saxophone
Jimmy Owens Melvin Jackson - bass
Haywood Henry - baritone saxophone
Richard Smith - drums
Jodie Christian - piano
Tom McIntosh Joe Wohletz - percussion
Garnet Brown - trombone
James Bossy - trumpet
Cal Tjader, Solar Heat (Skye, 1968)

1. Ode to Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry) - 2:55
2. Never My Love (Donald Addrissi/Richard Addrissi) - 2:48
3. Felicidade (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes) - 2:35
4. Mambo Sangria (Cal Tjader) - 2:38
5. Here (David McKay) - 3:25
6. Fried Bananas (Gary McFarland) - 2:36
7. Amazon (aka Amazonas, Keep Talking) (João Donato) - 2:25
8. La bamba
9. Eye of the devil
10. Solar Heat

João Donato (org)
Mike Abene (el-p, harpsichord)
Bobby Rodriguez or Chuck Rainey (b)
Cal Tjader (vib)
Gary McFarland (vib,arr)
Ray Barretto, Orestes Vilato (perc)

Yusef Lateef, Latitude 42° 30' Longitude 83° (Atlantic, 1969)

1. Bishop School
2. Livingston Playground
3. Eastern Market
4. Belle Isle
5. Russell and Eliot
6. Raymond Winchester
7. Woodward Avenue
8. That Lucky Old Sun
Yusef Lateef - tenor saxophone, flute
Hugh Lawson - piano
Eric Gale - guitar
Cecil McBee, Chuck Rainey - bass
Albert Heath, Bernard Purdie, Roy Brooks Jr - drums
Thad Jones, Danny Moore, Snookie Young, Jimmy Owens - trumpet
Norman Pride, Ray Barretto - congas
Gene Orloff, Selwart Clarke, Emanuel Greene, Kermit Moore - strings
George Benson, The Other Side Of Abbey Road (A&M, 1969)

1. Golden slumbers
2. You never give me your money
3. Because/come together
4. Oh! Darling
5. Here comes the sun
6. I want you (she's so heavy)
7. Something/octopus's garden
8. The end

Raoul Poliakin Violin
Max Pollikoff Violin
George Ricci Cello
John Snyder Digital Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Jerry Jemmott Bass
Emanuel Vardi Cello, Viola
Andy Gonzales Percussion
Sam Antupit Design
Eric Meola Photography, Cover Photo
Mel Davis Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Wayne Andre Trombone, Euphonium
Don Ashworth Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Baritone), Reeds (Multiple)
Don Sebesky Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Bernie Glow Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andy Gonzalez Percussion
Guildhall String Ensemble
Strings Ernie Hayes Organ, Harpsichord, Piano
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Idris Muhammad Drums
Ray Barretto Percussion, Drums
George Benson Guitar, Vocals, Main Performer, ?
Phil Bodner Flute, Oboe, Reeds (Multiple)
Ron Carter Bass
Sonny Fortune Saxophone, Sax (Alto)
Herbie Hancock Organ, Harpsichord, Piano
Bob James Organ, Piano, Harpsichord
Hubert Laws Flute, Reeds (Multiple)
Jerome Richardson Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Sax (Tenor)
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Yusef Lateef, The Diverse (Atlantic, 1970)

1. A1 Live Humble
2. A2 A Long Time Ago
3. B1 Eboness
4. B2 Chandra

Yusef Lateef (soprano & tenor saxophone, flute, oboe, percussion)
William Fischer (conductor)
Selwart Clarke, Jesse James Tryon (violin)
Alfred Brown (viola)

Kermit Moore (cello)
Neal Boyar (vibraphone)
Hugh Lawson, Barry Harris, Richard Tee, Joe Zawinul (piano)
Earl Klugh, Eric Gale (guitar)
Robert Cunningham (acoustic & Fender bass)
Cecil McBee (acoustic bass)
Chuck Rainey (Fender bass)
Bernard Purdie (drums, timbales)
Roy Brooks (drums, percussion)
Albert Heath, Ray Lucas, Jimmy Johnson (drums)
Ray Barretto (percussion)
Kenny Burrell, God Bless The Child (CTI, 1971)

1. Be Yourself (Burrell) - 5:53
2. Love Is the Answer (Burrell) - 4:57
3. Do What You Gotta Do (Burrell) - 9:27
4. Ballad of the Sad Young Men (Landesman/Wolf) - 2:14
5. A Child Is Born (Jones) - 9:21
6. God Bless the Child (Herzog/Holiday) - 8:00
7. Lost in the Stars (Anderson/Weill) - 2:25

Ray Barretto - Percussion
Ron Carter - Bass
Hubert Laws - Flute, Piano, Piano (Electric)

Hugh Lawson - Piano
Richard Wyands - Piano, Piano (Electric)
Airto Moreira - Percussion, Drums
Seymour Barab - Cello
Kenny Burrell - Guitar
Billy Cobham - Drums
Don Sebesky - Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder - Engineer
Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet
Charles McCracken - Cello
George Ricci - Cello
Lucien Schmit - Cello
Alan Shulman - Cello
Freddie Hubbard, Sky Dive (CTI / Columbia, 1971)
1. Povo (Freddie Hubbard) - 14:43
2. Sky Dive (Freddie Hubbard) - 7:40
3. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke) - 7:04
4. Naturally (Nat Adderley) - 5:54
5. The Godfather (Nino Rota) - 7:21
6. Naturally (alt take) - 5:03 [bonus track]
Freddie Hubbard (tp, flh)
Hubert Laws (fl)
Keith Jarrett (el-p, p)
George Benson (el-g)
Ron Carter (b)
Billy Cobham (d)
Ray Barretto, Airto (perc)
Don Sebesky (arr,cond) brass and woodwinds
Johnny Lytle, The Soulful Rebel (Milestone, 1971)

1. Gunky (Johnny Lytle) - 4:31
2. The New Village Caller (Johnny Lytle) - 4:48
3. Didn't We? (Jimmy Webb) - 3:51
4. Lela (Johnny Lytle) - 3:43
5. The Soulful Rebel Suite (Johnny Lytle)
- The Soulful Rebel - 4:26
- High Treason - 3:34
- The Struggle - 3:35
- Inner Peace - 4:24
6. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (Robert Lamm) - 4:19

Billy Nunn (org, el-p)
David Spinozza (el-g)
Ron Carter (el-b)
Jozell Carter (d)
Johnny Lytle (vib, marimba)
Ray Barretto (cga)
Billy Cobham, Spectrum (Atlantic, 1973).
1. A1 Quadrant 4
2. A2a Searching For The Right Door
3. A2b Spectrum
4. A3a Anxiety
5. A3b Taurian Matador
6. B1 Stratus
7. B2a To The Women In My Life
8. B2b Le Lis
9. B3a Snoopy's Search
10. B3b Red Baron
Bass [Acoustic] - Ron Carter
Congas - Ray Barretto
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor] - Joe Farrell Guitar - John Tropea, Tommy Bolin
Percussion - Billy Cobham
Piano [Electronic], Synthesizer - Jan Hammer
Producer - Billy Cobham
Trumpet - Jimmy Owens
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York
Deodato, Prelude (CTI, 1972)

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) (8:59)
2. Spirit of Summer (4:02)
3. Carly and Carole (3:40)
4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads (5:16)
5. Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun (5:12)
6. September 13 (5:21)

Eumir Deodato, Piano, Electric Piano

John Tropea, Electric Guitar
Jay Berliner, Guitar
Hubert Laws, Flute
Marvin Stamm, Trumpet
Ron Carter, Bass
Stanley Clarke, Electric Bass
Billy Cobham, Drums
Airto, Percussion
Ray Barretto, Percussion
Joao Donato & Deodato, Donato / Deodato (Muse, 1973)

1.Whistle Stop 2.
2.Where's J.D.? 3.
3.Capricorn 4.
4.Nightripper 5.
5.You Can Go 6.

Bass - Doug Bascomb
Congas - Ray Barretto

Drums - Allan Schwartzberg
Flute - Romeo Penque
Guitar - Bob Rose
Harmonica - Mauricio Einhorn
Keyboards - Deodato* , Joao Donato*
Percusión - Airto
Producer - Joe Fields
Trombón - Michael Gibson
Trompeta - Randy Brecker
Woody Herman, Giant Steps (Fantasy, 1973; Grammy Award winner)

1. La Fiesta5:00
2. A Song for You4:45
3. Freedom Jazz Dance3:50
4. The Meaning of the Blues5:35
5. The First Thing I Do3:24
6. Think on Me4:25
7. Giant Steps3:57
8. A Child Is Born3:04
9. Be-Bop and Roses4:25

Jim Pugh Trombone
Larry Pyatt Trumpet
Phil Ramone Engineer
Gil Rathel Trumpet
Geoff Sharp Trombone
Ed Soph Drums
Bill Stapleton Trumpet, Arranger, Flugelhorn

Frank Tiberi Sax (Tenor)
Tony Lane Artwork
Burt Goldblatt Photography
Richard Evans Arranger
Walt Blanton Trumpet
Bill Byrne Trumpet
Ozzie Cadena Producer
Wayne Darling Bass, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Bass)
Phil DeLancie Digital Remastering
Harold Garrett Trombone (Bass)
Gregory Herbert Flute, Sax (Tenor), Flute (Alto), Piccolo
Tony Klatka Arranger
Harry Kleintank Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Steve Lederer Sax (Tenor)
Ray Barretto Conga
Joe Beck Guitar,
Alan Broadbent Arranger
Woody Herman Clarinet, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Main Performer, Producer
Gene Ammons, Goodbye (Prestige, 1974)
1. It Don't Mean a Thing - 5:38
2. Alone Again (Naturally) -5:55
3. Out in the Sticks - 6:27
4. Jeannine - 7:11
5. Geru's Blues - 7:34
6. Goodbye - 4:32
Gene Ammons - tenor saxophone
Ray Barretto Conga S
am Jones Bajo
Louis Hayes Drums
Kenny Drew Piano
Nat Adderley Corneta
Gary Bartz Saxo Alto
Woody Herman, Feelin' So Blue (Fantasy, 1975)

1. Echano
2. Killing Me Softly With His Song
3. Sombrero Sam
4. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
5. Just Feeling So Blue
6. Evergreen
7. This Time
8. Brotherhood of Man

Bill Byrne, Tony Klatka, Dave Stahl, Bill Stapleton (tp)

Jim Pugh (tb)
Greg Herbert (fl, as, ts)
Frank Tiberi (fl, ts)
Woody Herman (cl, as)
Gary Anderson (bcl)
Jan Konopasek (ts, bars)
Andy LaVerne (p)
Joe Beck (g)
Wayne Darling, Chip Jackson (b)
Jeff Brillinger, Ed Soph (d)
Ray Barretto (per)
Jeremy Steig & Eddie Gómez Rain Forest (CMP, 1980)
1. Dugnafied
2. Rhomb Line
3. Sacrifice
4. Rainforest
5. Amazon Express
6. Rosa
Eddie Gomez Bajo
Jack DeJohnette Drums
Jeremy Steig Flute, Main Performer
Karl Ratzer Guitar (Electric)
Mike Nock Synthesizer, Piano (Electric)
Naná Vasconcelos Percusión
Ray Barretto Conga
Steve Gadd Drums
Stanley Turrentine, Mr. Natural (Blue Note, 1981)

1 A1 Stanley's Blues
2 A2 Shirley
3 B1 Tacos
4 B2 My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me
5 B3 Can't Buy Me Love

Michael Rozek Liner Notes
Bob Cranshaw Bass

McCoy Tyner Piano
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Alfred Lion Producer
Ray Barretto Conga
Elvin Jones Drums
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Stanley Turrentine Sax (Tenor), Main Performer

¡Que viva la música!
¡Que viva la Salsa!
¡Que viva Ray Barretto!

Fuentes y Bibliografía:
• Discoteca y Documentación de Latina Stereo 100.9 F M, Medellín, Colombia.

Por Sergio Rendón Ángel
Medellín, Colombia - Mayo 2009 100.9 FM · Medellín, Colombia