Ray Mantilla

Raymond Mantilla (June 22, 1934 – March 21, 2020) was an American percussionist.[1][2][3]

Ray Mantilla
Born(1934-06-22)June 22, 1934
South Bronx, New York City, U.S.
DiedMarch 21, 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 85)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
GenresJazz, Latin jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1950s–2020
LabelsInner City, Red, Savant
Associated actsM'Boom, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Jazz Tribe

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Mantilla (Inner City, 1978)
  • Hands of Fire (Red, 1984)
  • Synergy (Red, 1986)
  • Dark Powers (Red, 1988)
  • The Next Step (Red, 2000)
  • Man-Ti-Ya (Savant, 2004)
  • Good Vibrations (Savant, 2006)
  • The Connection (Savant, 2013)
  • High Voltage (Savant, 2017)

As sidemanEdit

With Mose Allison

  • 1994 The Earth Wants You
  • 1997 Jazz Profile

With Gato Barbieri

With Ray Barretto

  • 1961 Barretto Para Bailar
  • 1963 Latino! & Afro-Jaws
  • 1973 Carnaval: Latino!/Pachanga with Barretto

With Joe Beck

  • Beck & Sandborn (Columbia, 1975)
  • Beck (Kudu, 1975)

With Walter Bishop Jr.

With Art Blakey

With Teresa Brewer

  • 1982 Midnight Cafe (A Few More for the Road)
  • 1984 Live at Carnegie Hall & Montreaux, Switzerland
  • 1983 I Dig Big Band Singers

With Kenny Burrell

  • 1991 Sunup to Sundown
  • 1998 Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants

With Joe Chambers

With Richie Cole

  • New York Afternoon (Muse, 1977)
  • 1977 Alto Madness
  • 1986 Pure Imagination
  • 1996 West Side Story
  • 1998 Richie & Phil & Richie
  • 2006 Rises's Rose Garden

With Larry Coryell

  • 1975 Basics (1968–1969)
  • 1979 Return
  • 2002 Birdfingers

With Joe Farrell

With John Hicks

With Morgana King

  • 1998 Looking Through the Eyes of Love
  • 2000 Tender Moments

With Herbie Mann

With M'Boom

With Jack McDuff

With Jimmy McGriff

With Bob McHugh

  • 1994 Manhattan Sunrise
  • 2003 Another Sunrise

With Charles Mingus

  • 1978 Cumbia & Jazz Fusion
  • 1979 Me, Myself an Eye
  • 1981 Something Like a Bird

With James Spaulding

With Jeremy Steig

With The Players Association

  • 1980 We Got the Groove
  • 1998 The Players Association/Turn the Music Up!

With Mickey Tucker

With Cedar Walton

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sanabria, Bobby (March 23, 2020). "Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Blazed a Trail in Both Jazz and Latin Music, Is Dead at 85". WBGO. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Ray Mantilla biography". AllMusic. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Russonello, Giovanni (March 28, 2020). "Ray Mantilla, Percussionist Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved March 28, 2020.

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