TINO CONTRERAS

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Mexican jazz pioneer with a career stretching over six decades and 40 albums.

Drummer, bandleader, composer, and night club owner Fortino Contreras González was born into a musical family in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico on April 3, 1924. Contreras formed his first band, Cadetes del Swing, at the tender age of 15 and made his professional debut with Luis Alcaraz's Latin swing orchestra in the early '50s. During this period he also played with fellow Mexican jazz maverick Juan García Esquivel. In 1954 Contreras was a leading player in the first modern jazz recordings in his home country, which were captured on the Jazz en Mexico compilation. It was clear from his debut, however, 1953's Volado por los Merengues (which had been musically inspired by a trip to the Dominican Republic), that Contreras was never going to be a straight-ahead jazzer. In 1957 Contreras formed the first iteration of his Quartet,
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TINO CONTRERAS Mexico la Noche album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mexico la Noche
Latin Jazz 1960
TINO CONTRERAS Jazz A Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz A Paris
Latin Jazz 1962
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Jazz Tropical album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Jazz Tropical
Latin Jazz 1962
TINO CONTRERAS Percusiones Mexicanas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Percusiones Mexicanas
Exotica 1962
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Jazz
Latin Jazz 1963
TINO CONTRERAS Jazz Ballet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Ballet
Latin Jazz 1963
TINO CONTRERAS Cuarteto De Tino Contreras ‎: Jazz En Riguz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cuarteto De Tino Contreras ‎: Jazz En Riguz
Hard Bop 1963
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Percusiones Exóticas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Percusiones Exóticas
Exotica 1964
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Misa En Jazz / Historia Del Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Misa En Jazz / Historia Del Jazz
Third Stream 1966
TINO CONTRERAS Grandes Temas Musicales En Jazz Con Tino Contreras album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grandes Temas Musicales En Jazz Con Tino Contreras
Fusion 1967
TINO CONTRERAS Imagenes En Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Imagenes En Jazz
Latin Jazz 1968
TINO CONTRERAS Misa Barroca / Historia Del Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Misa Barroca / Historia Del Jazz
Third Stream 1971
TINO CONTRERAS Jazz Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Jazz
Latin Jazz 1975
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Quinto Sol - Musica Infinita album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo ‎: Quinto Sol - Musica Infinita
Fusion 1978
TINO CONTRERAS How To Play Latin Beats! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
How To Play Latin Beats!
Latin Jazz 1979
TINO CONTRERAS La Musica Infinita album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Musica Infinita
Latin Jazz 1979
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo
Latin Jazz 1982
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras y Sus Hermanos : Yumare Sinfonia Tarahumara En Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras y Sus Hermanos : Yumare Sinfonia Tarahumara En Jazz
Latin Rock/Soul 1984
TINO CONTRERAS En Cuautitlan Izcalli album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
En Cuautitlan Izcalli
Latin Jazz 1988
TINO CONTRERAS La Noche De Los Dioses album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Noche De Los Dioses
Latin Jazz 2020

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TINO CONTRERAS Festival Del Jazz En Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Festival Del Jazz En Paris
Latin Jazz 1963
TINO CONTRERAS Tino Contreras & Javier Batiz ‎: Live Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tino Contreras & Javier Batiz ‎: Live Sessions
Latin Rock/Soul 2017

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TINO CONTRERAS El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras
Latin Jazz 2011
TINO CONTRERAS Yúmare / Quinto Sol album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yúmare / Quinto Sol
Latin Jazz 2015

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