Bobby Matos

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Latin jazz percussionist, born on July 24, 1941 in the Bronx, New York, USA died November 11th 2017 in Los Angelas California. Bobby Matos began playing music beating on pots and pans in Grandma’s apartment and went on to backstage informal lessons with conga drum masters Patato Valdez and Mongo Santamaria.

His first gigs were in the early ˜60’s “beat '" bohemian “ Greenwich Village Cafes, but he soon found himself playing in every type of venue; from Bronx dance halls to Carnegie Hall, to elegant supper clubs, Central Park Concerts, Off Broadway theaters, and ˜After Hours” clubs in El Barrio.

He was inspired and encouraged to play timbales by Willie Bobo and Tito Puente, and in the late ˜60s attended the New School and Manhattan School of Music studying composition and arranging. Around this exciting time for Latin Music in N.Y., he recorded “My Latin Soul” for Philips Records. This recording eventually became a much prized cult classic influencing many ˜70’s and ˜80’s Acid Jazz groups on both sides of the Atlantic...

After touring and recording with artists like Ben Vereen, Bette Midler, Fred Neil, Jim Croce, Ray Rivera, Joe Loco, Miriam Makeeba, and many others, Bobby relocated to Los Angeles where he began experimenting with an Afro Cuban Jazz band where he could blend (and bend) musical elements from Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Palmieri, and the rich legacy of Afro Cuban music.

In the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, he recorded several albums, most notably 5 critically acclaimed CDs for Ubiquity Records’ “Cubop” label. He also produced CDs for Ray Armando, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Dave Pike, John Santos, and Jack Costanzo. In 2004 he released the critically acclaimed "Made By Hand", a live recording on the artist’s collective Life Force Jazz records,

Bobby continues recording and releasing new music on the LifeForce Jazz imprint including "Acknowledgement" 2005, "Charanga Chango" 2006, and "Gratitude" 2007.

Mambo, Bembe, and Jazz Latino represent healing energy, meditation, and medicine encoded as music. When musicians listen and communicate with each other and their audience on this spiritual level, the music becomes much more than a performance.
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Albums

ENCL 8801 Bobby Matos - Bobby Matos Heritage Ensemble  diseño del album Bobby Matos, Heritage Ensemble Bobby Matos, Heritage Ensemble - Bobby Matos Heritage Ensemble (LP, Album) Enclave Records (3) ENCL 8801 US 1988 Vender esta versión
CBCD035 Bobby Matos - Mambo Jazz diseño del album Bobby Matos And John Santos Bobby Matos And John Santos - Mambo Jazz (Album) Cubop CBCD035 US 2001 Vender esta versión

Singles & EPs

SP 1017 Bobby Matos - Oye Mi Querida / Españolita diseño del album Manny Roman & Bobby Matos Manny Roman & Bobby Matos - Oye Mi Querida / Españolita(7") Speed Records (4) SP 1017 US 1968 Vender esta versión
SP 1016 Bobby Matos - Return To Spanish Harlem / Already Satisfied diseño del album Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos - Return To Spanish Harlem / Already Satisfied(7") Speed Records (4) SP 1016 US 1968 Vender esta versión
UR12 031 Bobby Matos - Righteous Like A Brother (DJ's Wally & Swingsett Remix) / Guiro Electro (Rainer Trüby Trio Remix) diseño del album DJs Wally & Swingsett / Bobby Matos DJs Wally & Swingsett / Bobby Matos - Righteous Like A Brother (DJ's Wally & Swingsett Remix) / Guiro Electro (Rainer Trüby Trio Remix) Ubiquity UR12 031 US 1998 Vender esta versión
HS-45-016 Bobby Matos - Return To Spanish Harlem / Already Satisfied diseño del album Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos - Return To Spanish Harlem / Already Satisfied(7", Single) HipShakin HS-45-016 UK 2021 Vender esta versión

Compilations

CDNL-3011 Bobby Matos - Collage - Afro Cuban Jazz diseño del album Bobby Matos & Heritage Ensemble Bobby Matos & Heritage Ensemble - Collage - Afro Cuban Jazz(CD, Album, Comp) Night Life Records CDNL-3011 US 1993 Vender esta versión
CBCD 011 Bobby Matos - Sessions diseño del album Bobby Matos Sessions(CD, Comp) CuBop CBCD 011 US 1998 Vender esta versión
CBCD043 Bobby Matos - The Best Of Bobby Matos diseño del album Bobby Matos The Best Of Bobby Matos(CD, Comp) CuBop CBCD043 US 2007 Vender esta versión