[JPL] Meticulous Jazzman of the World: Addendum to Rubalcaba

r durfee rdurfee2003 at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 16 19:45:41 EST 2008

My pleasure...good to know some of these things get
read. I failed to mention in the prior post that Matt
Brewer, mentioned prominently in the piece, is an
Albuquerque fellow whom I've been listening to since
he was a middle schooler performing at Sophie & Nick
Peron's Jazz Inn. He's making out fairly well these
days, justifiably so. There's an interview of him I
did at:


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> Thanks for posting this fine story Roy, I appreciate
> it.
> Gonzalo began as a trap drummer and many of his
> contemporaries-Ignacio
> Berroa or Horacio "El Negro" Hernández et al
> breathed a sigh of relief when
> Gonzalito decided to follow his grand father and
> father's footsteps to the
> piano. The Cuban jazz radio show mentioned in the
> article that Rubalcaba and
> all other musicans and jazz fans listened to was
> hosted by El Negro
> Hernández's father, the island's most formidable
> collector of jazz records.
> Arturo
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