Andy González (musician)

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Andy González (January 1, 1951 – April 9, 2020) was a jazz double bassist.

Career[edit]

He and his brother Jerry González were founding members of Conjunto Libre and Grupo Folklórico y Experímental Nuevayorquíno, with whom he produced three albums: Concepts in Unity (1975), Lo Dice Todo (1976), and Homenaje a Arsenio (2011). The band included Frankie Rodríguez, Milton Cardona, Gene Golden, Carlos Mestre, Nelson González, Manny Oquendo, Oscar Hernández, José Rodríguez, Néstor Torres, Gonzalo Fernández, Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Willy García, Heny Álvarez, Virgilio Martí, Marcelino Guerra, Rubén Blades, Orlando "Puntilla" Ríos, and Julito Collazo on the first two albums. González also worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Kip Hanrahan, and Astor Piazzolla.

A native of The Bronx, New York, in 1951, González died from pneumonia and complications of diabetes in the Bronx on April 9, 2020.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (April 10, 2020). "Andy González, Prolific Latin Jazz Bassist, Is Dead at 69". The New York Times. Retrieved April 10, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Bassist Andy González, Who Brought Bounce To Latin Dance And Jazz, Dies At 69". NPR.org. April 10, 2020. Retrieved April 10, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

  • Andy González discography at Discogs
  • Jerry González and Andy González Biography - (b. 1949 and 1951), conguero, bonguero, timbalero, conjunto, Ya Yo Me Curé - Jazz, Band, Musical, Music, Latin, and Oquendo