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Re: Daniel Ponce has passed away

Postby FidelsEyeglasses » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:01 am

He was surely an seminal figure in bringing a new (at the time) fresh, youthful Cuban style of playing to N.Y.C.
Please view my longer post if the Moderator merges/migrates it over to this thread.

There were two major influences in the development of my conceptual playing... Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria and Daniel Ponce.
I'll remember fondly the the rumbones here in Manhattan we played together in during the late 80's into the early to mid 90's.

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Re: DANIEL PONCE PASSED

Postby FidelsEyeglasses » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:04 am

Omelenko1 wrote:I just heard that Daniel Ponce, in my opinion one of the great quinto players in the world, died yesterday here in Miami. I had the pleasure of knowing and playing rumba with Daniel on a few occasions. He revolutionized conga playing here in the States after coming from Cuba in 1980 on the Mariel Boat Lift, he brought the SONGO rhythm with him from Cuba and was a leading force though the 80's and early 90's. He had been living a life away from the limelight here in Miami for the past 15 yrs., mainly playing religious Santeria music for private parties . His albums New York Now, Arawe and Chango Te LLama are all considered classics. Daniel was not even 60 yrs. of age. DESCANSA EN PAZ TIMBERO MAYOR!
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He revolutionized conga playing here in the States after coming from Cuba in 1980 on the Mariel Boat Lift


Absolutely, without question he did.
Just as Changuito revolutionized timbal playing.
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Re: Daniel Ponce

Postby Isaac » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:37 am

Daniel also recorded with the late pianist Hilton Ruiz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAaQB1DClOQ
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Re: Daniel Ponce has passed away

Postby tamboricua » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:33 pm

The late greats; Daniel Ponce, "Patato", "Puntilla" and Lil' Ray Romero live at Soundscape in NYC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9f7uw5mXuM

Uploaded by André Dupuis of Ilú Ladé.

Enjoy!!!

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Re: Daniel Ponce has passed away

Postby tamboricua » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:45 pm

Daniel Ponce: The Tragic Passing of a Cuban Master Drummer by Paul Brad.

http://ancienttofuture.wordpress.com/20 ... r-drummer/

Saludos,

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