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Nelson Gonzalez-Torres

I played electric bass professionally during the 70’s and 80’s

About Me

Went to Berklee College of Music and studied Arranging and Composition

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2017-08-23

I love jazz because it is spontaneous use of notes, and infectious rhythms, with split-second thought. It is like playing a sport at high speed. I first remember hearing it played in a public broadcast television station in Puerto Rico where they were playing post-bebop jazz with a bluesy style that surpassed what some rockers were trying to do in the late 60’s. A friend also played “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, Jimmy Smith’s organ and big band album. It blew me away. I was hooked.

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