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by Mark Merella
Steve Berrios is an innovative drummer/percussionist well-known to aficionados of Latin jazz. His groundbreaking work with Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, numerous sessions as a sideman, as well as his two solo albums--First World (Milestone, 1995) and the Grammy-nominated And Then Some (Milestone, 1996)--show a body of work that is a unique amalgam of hard bop, Latin jazz and Afro-Caribbean folkloric rhythms.Berrios's first high profile gig was playing with Mongo Santamaria in the late 1960s, and ...read more