20 Apr '13, 3am
A Select Listing of Latin music recordings including Barry Rogers #Barryrogers
A profile of the much respected, highly innovative and dearly missed trombone player. Barry Rogers: Salsero, Searcher, World Musician by David Carp [email protected] In 1990, trumpeter Ray Vega made trombonist/ethnomusicologist Christopher Washburne aware of Eddie Palmieri's "Páginas de Mujer," introducing it with the words, "This is your bible, study it hard." The specific bit of chapter and verse referred to was a 24 measure trombone solo played by Barry Rogers . It's not just brass players who feel this way, as evidenced by a recent statement by pianist Oscar Hernández. "I knew all of Barry's solos by heart, I could sing them all. I could say that Barry is probably the instrumentalist other than pianists that had the biggest influence on me." In a 1967 Saturday Review article, the art historian and mambophile Robert Farris Thompson predicted the scope of the Roger...