Sonny Bravo

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Sonny Bravo (born October 7, 1936), born Elio Osacar, is an Afro-Cuban jazz and Latin jazz pianist. He was once a very good baseball player with many prospects born in New York, New York, though due to an injury in 1956 he sought out a career in music. It was then he started performing with Many Campo, El Casino de Miami, José Fajardo and many others. He also recorded with Tito Puente and Bobby Paunetto.[1]

Discography[edit]

With Tito Nieves

  • Felicitaciones (Lo Mejor, 1980)
  • Si No Bailan Con Ellos, No Bailan Con Nadie (Lo Mejor, 1981)
  • Las Puertas Abiertas (Lo Mejor, 1983)

With Johnny Pacheco

  • Llego Melon (Vaya, 1977)
  • Los Dos Mosqueteros (Vaya, 1977)
  • Pacheco y Fajardo (Fania, 1982)

With Tito Puente

  • Mambo Diablo (Concord Jazz Picante, 1985)
  • Sensacion (Concord Jazz Picante, 1986)
  • Un Poco Loco (Concord Jazz Picante, 1987)
  • Salsa Meets Jazz (Concord Picante, 1988)
  • Live at Birdland Dancemania '99 (RMM, 1998)
  • Goza Mi Timbal (Concord Picante, 1990)
  • Out of This World (Concord Picante, 1991)
  • The Mambo King: 100th LP (RMM, 1991)
  • Mambo of the Times (Concord Jazz Picante, 1992)
  • Royal T (Concord Picante, 1993)
  • Master Timbalero (Concord Picante, 1994)
  • Tito's Idea (TropiJazz, 1995)
  • Special Delivery (Concord Jazz Picante, 1996)
  • Mambo Birdland (RMM, 1999)
  • Masterpiece/Obra Maestra (Universal, 2000)

With Típica 73

  • Típica 73 (Inca, 1972)
  • La Típica 73 Vol 2 (Inca, 1974)
  • La Candela (Inca, 1975)
  • Rumba Caliente (Inca, 1976)
  • Pare Cochero/Gandinga (Inca, 1976)
  • Rumba Caliente/Guaguanco De Los Violentos (Inca, 1976)
  • The Two Sides of 'Típica 73 (Inca, 1977)
  • Salsa Encendida (Inca, 1978)
  • En Cuba Intercambio Cultural (Fania, 1979)
  • Charangueando Con La Típica 73 (Fania, 1980)
  • Típica 73...Into the 80's (Fania, 1981)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2000). Afro-Cuban Jazz. Miller Freeman Books. pp. 23. ISBN 0-87930-619-X.