Pete Escovedo

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by Pete Escovedo

Biography

13 July 1935, Pittsburg, California, USA. Escovedo began playing saxophone in high school, but switched to vibraphone before choosing a variety of percussion instruments as his true métier. His first professional engagement found him in a band on the same bill as Count Basie, an event that prompted him to settle there and then on a career in music. In 1970, together with his younger brother, Coke Escovedo, he formed Azteca, touring the country as support to Stevie Wonder. Before the band... Read more

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jazz
smooth jazz
latin jazz
fusion
bay area
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