RAY MANTILLA

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Inspired by his South Bronx Afro-Cuban roots, percussionist Ray Mantilla rose to prominence in the early '70s, performing with a host of prestigious bands, and eventually led his own band in the '80s, the Ray Mantilla Space Station. All this time Mantilla remained active and continued his prolific streak into the 2000s.

Born in 1934, in the South Bronx, Mantilla's musical career began early. By the time he was in his 20s, he was already performing in New York, blending his Afro-Cuban roots with the contemporary jazz idiom of the time. The culmination of Mantilla's upward climb came when he began touring the States, Europe, and Japan with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He remained with Blakey for several years in the '70s, yet he still managed to work with countless others, including Charles Mingus and Max Roach.

His solo debut, Mantilla, surfaced in 1978 on the Inner City label; however,
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SynergySynergy
Red Records Italy 2013
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High VoltageHigh Voltage
Savant 2017
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ConnectionConnection
Savant 2013
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Good VibrationsGood Vibrations
Savant 2006
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Man-Ti-YaMan-Ti-Ya
Savant 2004
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Inner City Records 2016
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Synergy by Ray Mantilla (1995-06-20)Synergy by Ray Mantilla (1995-06-20)
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RAY MANTILLA Mantilla album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mantilla
Latin Jazz 1977
RAY MANTILLA Hands Of Fire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hands Of Fire
Latin Jazz 1984
RAY MANTILLA Synergy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Synergy
Latin Jazz 1986
RAY MANTILLA Dark Powers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dark Powers
Latin Jazz 1988
RAY MANTILLA The Jazz Tribe - The Next Step album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Tribe - The Next Step
Latin Jazz 1999
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Man-Ti-Ya
Latin Jazz 2004
RAY MANTILLA The Connection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Connection
Latin Jazz 2013
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High Voltage
Latin Jazz 2017

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