Manolo Badrena

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Manolo Badrena (born March 17, 1952 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a percussionist most noted for his work with Weather Report from 1976 to 1977. He has made contributions to over 100 recordings that span jazz, world music, pop, and Latin music. Badrena has played with The Zawinul Syndicate, the Rolling Stones, Mezzoforte, Joni Mitchell, Spyro Gyra, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, Talking Heads, Blondie, Michael Franks, Ahmad Jamal, Hugo Fattoruso, and others.

Badrena lives in Fair View, New Jersey. He is the leader (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals) of the Latin jazz band Trio Mundo.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Manolo (A&M, 1979)
  • Carnaval with Trio Mundo (Khaeon, 2002)
  • Trio Mundo Rides Again with Trio Mundo (ZOHO, 2004)

As sideman[edit]

With Herb Alpert

  • Main Event Live (A&M, 1978)
  • Rise (A&M, 1979)
  • Beyond (A&M, 1980)

With Bill Evans

  • Living in the Crest of a Wave (Elektra Musician, 1984)
  • The Alternative Man (Blue Note, 1985)
  • Live in Europe (Lipstick, 1995)
  • Escape (Escapade, 1996)
  • Touch (ESC, 1999)
  • Big Fun (ESC, 2002)

With Terumasa Hino

  • Double Rainbow (CBS/Sony 1981)
  • Pyramid (CBS/Sony 1982)
  • Detour (EMI, 1988)

With Masaru Imada

  • Seaside (1982)
  • Blue Marine (Full House 1982)
  • Tropical Sunset (Full House 1984)

With Ahmad Jamal

  • Rossiter Road (Atlantic, 1986)
  • The Essence Part One (Birdology, 1995)
  • Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 (Verve, 1996)
  • Live in Paris 1996 (Birdology/Dreyfus, 1999)
  • It's Magic (Birdology/Dreyfus, 2008)
  • A Quiet Time (Dreyfus, 2009)
  • Blue Moon (Jazz Village, 2012)
  • Saturday Morning (Jazz Village, 2013)
  • Ahmad Jamal Featuring Yusef Lateef Live (Jazz Village, 2014)
  • Live in Marciac August 5th 2014 (Jazz Village, 2015)
  • Marseille (Jazz Village, 2017)

With Steve Khan

  • Eyewitness (Antilles, 1981)
  • Modern Times (Trio, 1982)
  • Casa Loco (Antilles, 1984)
  • Helping Hand (Polydor, 1987)
  • Public Access (GRP, 1990)
  • Headline (Polydor, 1992)
  • Crossings (PolyGram, 1994)
  • The Green Field (Tone Center, 2005)
  • Borrowed Time (ESC, 2007)
  • Parting Shot (ESC, 2011)

With Spyro Gyra

  • Incognito (MCA, 1982)
  • City Kids (MCA, 1983)
  • Breakout (MCA, 1986)
  • Stories without Words (MCA, 1987)
  • 20/20 (GRP, 1997)

With Weather Report

  • Heavy Weather (Columbia, 1977)
  • Mr. Gone (CBS, 1978)
  • Weather Report (CBS, 1980)
  • Live & Unreleased (Columbia, 2002)
  • Forecast (Columbia, 2006)

With Joe Zawinul

  • World Tour (ESC, 1998)
  • Two Years with the Zawinul Syndicate (Az-iz/ESC, 2000)
  • Faces & Places (Cream/Jms 2002)
  • Vienna Nights Live at Joe Zawinul's Birdland (BHM, 2005)

With others

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