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Sabu Martinez

Sabu was recognized as a virtuoso percussionist at a young age. Playing for the major Latin and be-bop names as a teenager, it was not long before he teamed up with top jazz artists and created astounding Afro-Latin jazz. With his own group he recorded the two wildest "exotica" records ever. and he continued working for great stars in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Eventually he moved to Sweden, where he led a conga school, resumed making records, and contributed to top Latin, big band, pop, jazz, fusion, and funk groups. Louis "Sabu" Martinez was born July 14th, 1930 in New York City's El Barrio (Spanish Harlem)

Sabu Martinez: Palo Congo – 1957

Read "Sabu Martinez: Palo Congo – 1957" reviewed by Marc Davis

1957 was a banner year for hard bop and Blue Note. In one year, the label released 40 albums, including classics from John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Bud Powell, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, Johnny Griffin and eight by Jimmy Smith alone. In the midst of all that hard bop, Blue Note released two percussion-based albums ...

The Dalecarlia Recordings 1971-72

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 2009

Maldito Primitivo (The Swedish Radio Recordings 1977)

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 2009

Burned Sugar

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 2008

Winds & Skins

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 2008

Sabu's Jazz Espagnole

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 2001

Sabu In Orbit

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 1997

Groovin' With Sabu Martinez

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 1968

Safari With Sabu

Label: Not On Label (Sabu Orimo Self-released)
Released: 1958


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