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Jerry Gonzalez

There are still real innovators wandering throughout the world, absorbing, listening, playing and coming up with original concepts. Jerry Gonzalez is one such musical nomad, who has gone beyond world music into realms still devoid of classification, where there are no defining boundaries, just the motion of a perpetual journey.

Born in 1949 in the Bronx, Jerry Gonzalez was raised in a strong musical atmosphere, with the strains of Latin, Afro-Cuban and jazz music always in his ear, establishing his musical appreciation and molding his future work as an artist. In junior high school, he began playing the trumpet and congas, and jamming with local bands. After deciding this was his calling, Gonzalez then completed his formal studies at New York College of Music and New York University.

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Albums

Y el Comando de la Clave
Y el Comando de la...
Sunnyside Records
2011
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[no cover]
Avísale A Mi...
Lola Records
2010
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Rumba Buhaina: The Music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Rumba Buhaina: The...
Random Chance Records
2006
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Jerry Gonzalez y Los Piratas del Flamenco
Jerry Gonzalez y Los...
Sunnyside Records
2004
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[no cover]
Y Los Piratas Del...
Lola Records
2002
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Fire Dance
Fire Dance
Fantasy Jazz
1997
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