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Jack Costanzo

A premier percussionist and one of the few to emphasize bongos over congas, Jack Costanzo taught himself both bongos and congas, and made three visits to Havana in the '40s to learn Afro-Cuban rhythms. He toured and performed with Stan Kenton in 1947 and 1948, then worked with Nat King Cole from 1949 to 1953. Costanzo continued to periodically play with both Cole and Kenton through the '50s, working with Kenton until 1957 while also heading out his own. This group recorded in 1954 and 1957, later touring London in 1961. Costanzo also worked in the '50s with Peggy Lee, Pérez Prado, Harry James, Charlie Barnet, and Pete Rugolo. Costanzo kept a relatively low profile during the latter decades of the 20th century, but made a comeback in the late '90s. His return-to-form album Back from Havana was released in 2001 followed by Scorching the Skins in 2002 (both on Cubop Records). Chicken and Rice was issued by GNP/Crescendo in 2006. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi
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Whoa.
That's AWESOME!!!!! 94 & still playing!!!
If I reach 94, I'll be lucky if I'm still ambulatory!! ! =-O =-O =-O
Jack is 94 and still kicking. I met him in San Diego around 2000 through his daughter. We hung out in a coffeehouse where he often played those bongos.
Oh my gosh!!!! I taught myself to play bongos to this and had the album ....well, along time ago in the 50's.
Puro sabor Constanzo! no bad for an Italian New Yorker ah?....music had no barriers!
Long live Cuban music!!!!!!!
I made a musical tribute show back in 2010 and Jack was one of the Musicians of that tribute. It was called Those Exciting West Coast Latin 50's. He is a great person, very sweet and good humored.
helpnowfabia n
peggy leee , , prado , COLE!!!! SAY THANKS TO JACK..... BRAVO
damiankeflav i k
Very underrated musician
Kenton got me thru 50's puberty and drove my folks crazy but they stayed with me and Stan too.
I remember his work with Kenton but unawawe of his ties with Cuba?
summitstreet
man... this has such a classic cuban beat... yep, old-school, nice!
Nothing like that old-school Afro-Latin beat!
liliana.ross m a n n
Caravan, yes!!
great stuff !!!!!!!!!!

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