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Sabu Martinez

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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)

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums

Read "Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums" reviewed by Chris May


For anyone with a passion for Blue Note, it is hard to conceive of an album that has been “overlooked," let alone twenty of them. For connoisseurs of the most influential label in jazz history, the passion can be all consuming: if a dedicated collector does not have all the albums (yet), he or she will ...

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Article: My Blue Note Obsession

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 ...

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Maldito Primitivo (The Swedish Radio Recordings 1977)

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

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The Dalecarlia Recordings 1971-72

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

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Burned Sugar

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

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Winds & Skins

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

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Sabu's Jazz Espagnole

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

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Sabu In Orbit

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

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Groovin' With Sabu Martinez

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


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