for his melodic and percussive style, Ray Martinez has
been considered one of the most gifted and prominent bassist
and arranger in the Latin and Salsa music scene.
composed, arranged, recorded and performed for many years with
Latin-jazz legend MONGO SANTAMARIA. As the leader and creator
of his own salsa band, "CONJUNTO TIPICO CRIOLLO",
Ray produced and arranged three albums. Ray was also a member
of the BUDDHA LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS.
MARTINEZ has enjoyed a prolific musical career recording and
performing with such artist as the "KING OF LATIN
MUSIC" TITO PUENTE, "THE QUEEN OF SALSA"
CELIA CRUZ, Latin Jazz great MONGO SANTAMARIA, RAY BARRETO,
JOHNNY PACHECO, ISMAEL RIVERA TIPICA 73, AND PETE "EL
CONDE" RODRIGUEZ among others. read
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