Andy Gonzalez

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Andy Gonzalez

Postby Thomas Altmann » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:24 pm

I just overheard that bassist Andy Gonzalez, Jerry's brother, has passed away on April 9, 2020. It is said that the cause was pneumonia, but he has also been suffering from diabetes for years. He was 69, same as Jerry who died 2 years ago. Both brothers were not only great - and unique - players, but they were also important figures in the development of Latin Jazz and the Latin Jazz scene in New York. Andy's spirit and knowledge of the tradition will be missed. There are many great bass players on the planet, but personalities like Andy's cannot be replaced. I always had great respect for both Andy and Jerry and was glad they were there, doing the right thing.

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Re: Andy Gonzalez

Postby Chtimulato » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:36 pm

That's right, Thomas. May they "rumba in paradise", as it's used to say now.
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Re: Andy Gonzalez

Postby Mike » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:32 am

Oh, that's sad news! May he rest in peace.
I loved his bass playing.
And this awesome compilation was very beautifully commented by him together with Manny Oquendo:
https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Mambo- ... B000FDF250
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Re: Andy Gonzalez

Postby Siete Leguas » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:10 pm

Sad news. R.I.P.

In memoriam, as Jorge wrote in an old thread, "one of the sweetest rumbas ever recorded":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0Lmeo-xYE
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