[JPL] Re: About Mario Bauzá learning the trumpet for FJ

Arturo Gomez arturo at kuvo.org
Mon Sep 22 18:05:12 EDT 2008

FJ wrote <<<<< hey Arturo,  I had the distinct privilege to work briefly in
Machito's  orch
under Mario's direction ... what a consummate master !  Also in the band at
that time were
Chocoloate, Roy Roman, & Charlie Camilleri. >>>>

This appears to be the early 60s period after Doc Cheatham left the band
upon the conclusion of their most sucessful Japanese tour, Doc went to
become the 1st trumpet for the pre-salsa NYC Latin band, Riche Ray and Bobby
Cruz and had 2 songs written for him, Mr Trumpet Man and Mr Trumpet Man
Returns, the former a big crossover Top 40 pop radio hit in the
Northeast-when commercial AM radio was still regional and the latter a
sequel that didn't do anything at all.


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