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"Emerald Coast", from my New CD, "Latin Lounge"

"Emerald Coast" by Frank Colón

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    Frank Colón - World Music Percussionist


    Frank Colón Percussion


    New CD!

    Frank Colón is a specialist in Latin-Caribbean, Brazilian and Asian percussion instruments including congas, bongos, timbales, bata drums, shekere, cuica, berimbau, and tabla drums, among others. Frank began his musical career with a five-year stint in Julito Collazo's Afro-Cuban drum ensemble.  On NYC's jazz scene, he quickly went on to perform and record with Walter Booker, Chet Baker, Jaco Pastorious, Michel Camilo, African master drummer, Babatunde Olatunji, Gato Barbieri, Harry Belafonte, Weather Report, Tania Maria, Flora Purim, and Airto Moreira.

    In Brazil, Frank has also performed and/or recorded with Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil, Eddie, Motta, João Bosco, Chico Buarque, Wagner Tiso, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, Marina Lima, RPM, João Donato, Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, and Marcos Valle.

    As a sideman with the Manhattan Transfer for 12 years, he participated on two of their Grammy-winning records and was voted in 1988 as one of the top three “Most Influential Percussionist of the Year”in the Modern Drummer Magazine poll!

    Frank’s other collaborations in performances, TV specials, DVDs and/or CD recordings include Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Clinton, Gato Barbieri, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, George Benson, Thalia, Paquito D'Rivera, Larry Coryell, Billy Taylor, Azymuth, Dianne Reeves, Nestor Torres, Mickey Hart, DJ Gilles Peterson, among many others.

    Frank also appears in the musical documentary movie “Calle 54”, directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba.  His three albums as a leader are: “Frank Colón - Live at Vartanjazz”, “Latin Wonder”, and "Latin Lounge", all of which have received very good critical reviews.  He is also featured as the principal soloist in a DVD by the Russian String Orchestra from Moscow, in a symphony commissioned for him entitled “Adoracion al Ritmo.”  


    The Frank Colón Band consists of a quartet (piano/keyboards, bass, drums, percussion) or quintet, (piano/keyboards, bass, sax/trumpet, drums, percussion) performing songs from his CDs.  Frank is also available for percussion clinics as well as recording work.

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