Friday, September 19, 2014

R.I.P.: Milton Cardona

(born November 21, 1945 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico;
died September 19, 2014 in New York, NY)

Besides his great solo albums, the celebrated percussionist, composer, arranger, conga player and singer Milton Cordona performed in over 500 sessions by such artists as Dave Valentin, Willie Colon, Celia Cruz, Paul Simon, Ruben Blades, Jack Bruce, Kip Hanrahan, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira (on the Grammy-nominated "Humble People"), Ryuichi Sakamoto, Eddie Palmieri, Steve Turre, Michael Brecker, Marlena Shaw, David Sanchez, Papo Vasquez, Uri Caine, Jerry Gonzalez, Billy Bang, Bill O'Connell (the best-selling "Lost Voices" for CTI) and in many soundtracks. Rest in Peace.

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