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11 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT FROM 12 CONGA PLAYERS

Updated: Feb 20, 2022

from Tata Güinnes - to assign undivided beauty to every single note from Francisco Aguabella - to space up the two open tones on the tumbao from Jorge Alfonso "el Niño" - the demonic geometry of 5 drums from Daniel Ponce - to make sense with 4 from Eddie Montalvo - the melody of 3 from Thomas Ramon “el Panga” - to hit the congas hard from Jerry Gonzales - how to cope with a lightweight body from Giovanni Hidalgo - to not imitate anybody from Paoli Mejias - the importance of growing some triceps from Eddie Brown and Bobbye Hall - to back up the backbeat from Bobby Thomas junior - to swing the jazz


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