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Born: January 4, 1911    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Noro Morales - piano, bandleader (1911 - 1964)

Noro Morales was one of the most popular Latin band leaders of the ‘40s and ‘50s, in New York. Morales grew up in a musical family, which was invited in 1924 to become the court orchestra of the president of Venezuela. Noro took over as conductor after his father died, eventually moving the band back to Puerto Rico. He moved to New York City in 1935 and within two years was leading his own rhumba band. Installed as the house band at the legendary club El Morocco, Morales was at the center of the rise of Latin jazz in the early 1940s. Xavier Cugat took Morales' composition, “Bim, Bam, Bum” and covered it for one of his earliest hits. Many of the great names in Latin music floated through Morales' band during this time: Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and Tito Puente. He was a major influence on Charlie and Eddie Palmieri....
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Featured recording “Noro Morales Vol. I”

Noro Morales Vol. I
RCA Victor (2000)

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