El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

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Biography

In May 1962, under the leadership of pianist/arranger/composer Rafael Ithier, members of Rafael Cortijo’s Combo deserted to become the 11-piece El Gran Combo (EGC). The defectors were Rogelio ‘Kito’ Vélez (d. 1990; trumpet and arrangements); Eddie Pérez and Héctor Santos (saxophones), Martin Quiñones (conga), Roberto Roena (bongo and dancer), Miguel Cruz (deceased) (bass). They were joined by Andy Montañez and Pellín Rodríguez... Read more

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salsa
latin
puerto rico
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