Milton Cardona

Jazz - latin percussionist, born 21 November 1944 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, died 19 September 2014.

A venerated who has played with such luminaries as Kip Hanrahan, flautist Dave Valentin (with Robbie Ameen), Richie Flores and the great Willie Colón. He was a member of Colón's outfit when Rubén Blades first met Willie Colón in Panama in 1969.
He remains the opposite of showy conga players like Ray Barretto and Giovanni Hidalgo. In the 1980 joint album by Willie Colón and Ismael Miranda, we can hear his rare showy conga solo. As a singer his voice is unique, though there is only one solo album, "Bembé", recorded in 1987.
Trawling through his discography further reveals a Who's Who of great musicians such as Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Daniel Ponce, David Sanchez, Bahian singer Margareth Menezes and the legendary Rubén Blades.
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AMCL 1004 Milton Cardona - Bembé album art Milton Cardona Bembé (Album) American Clavé AMCL 1004 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
AMCL 1028 Milton Cardona - Cambucha (Carmen) album art Milton Cardona Cambucha (Carmen) (Album) American Clavé, Justin Time AMCL 1028 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LP Milton Cardona - Latin Rhythm Sampler album art José Mangual Jr., Pablo Rosario, Milton Cardona José Mangual Jr., Pablo Rosario, Milton Cardona - Latin Rhythm Sampler(Flexi, 8", S/Sided, EP, Promo) Latin Percussion Inc. LP US 1974 Sell This Version
URA-005 Milton Cardona - Ebioso album art Milton Cardona Ebioso Un-Restricted Access URA-005 US 2006 Sell This Version