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Peruchin with Orlando Cachaito López

14 May 2007

One of the greatest pianists in the history of Cuban music, Pedro Peruchin Justiz made his name in Havana's descarga (jam session craze of the '50s.  Along with Ruben Gonzalez and Bebo Valdes, he was instrumental in shifting the piano into a much more rhythmic role in Afro-Cuban music.  

Musicians: Pedro Peruchin Justiz piano, Orlando Cachaito Lopez bass, Guillermo Barreto, drums, Gustavo Tamayo, guiro,Yeyito Iglesias, bongo, Tata Guines tumbadora.Recorded in Havana 1958.