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Andy Gonzalez Andy Gonzalez

Andy González was a New York City-based double bass player. González was a respected and prolific jazz, Latin-jazz and salsa musician, composer and arranger of Puerto Rican ancestry. He was a long-time musical collaborator with brother Jerry González. They were the founding members of Conjunto Libre and Grupo Folklórico Y Experímental Nuevayorquíno, with whom he produced three LP recordings: Concepts in Unity (1975), Lo Dice Todo (1976) and Homenaje a Arsenio (2011). The band members were: Jerry and Andy González, Frankie Rodríguez, Milton Cardona, Gene Golden, Carlos Mestre, Nelson González, Manny Oquendo, Oscar Hernández, José Rodríguez, Nestor Torres, Gonzalo Fernández, Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros, Willy García, Heny Álvarez, Virgilio Martí, Marcelino Guerra, Rubén Blades, Orlando “Puntilla” Ríos, and Julito Collazo on the first two releases.

González performed and recorded with many of the most important names on the Latin music scene, including The Fort Apache Group, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Kip Hanrahan, and Astor Piazzolla.

Born in The Bronx, New York in 1951, González died on April 9, 2020 in the Bronx from pneumonia and complications of diabetes.

Source: Wikipedia


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