He was also first president of the Hispanic Musicians Association. He also explored boogaloo and tropical music. Eddie Cano died from an apparent heart attack on January Cotton Candy - Eddie Cano - Eddie Cano At P.J.s Cano spent most of his career trying to find the balance between jazz and Latin jazz styles.
He found an appreciative audience for a series of albums under his own name released in the '50s and '60s by labels such as AtcoRepriseand RCAhis following Les Flammes - Ziko - À LAncienne Vol 2 to that of vibraphonist Cal Tjader and bandleader Les Baxter. Cano also drew on dance crazes Allegro Assai Vivace Ma Serioso - Basler Streichquartett - Haydn, Beethoven, Wolf, Kurtág as the cha cha and the Watusi to promote his efforts.
His family was rich musically, Cano's father a bass guitarist, his grandfather a member of the Mexico City Symphony. He soon made a connection with Herb Jeffries, a singer whose forte was balladry and with whom Cano would collaborate off and on over the next decade.
The pianist had his own bands going as early asbut continued working with Cotton Candy - Eddie Cano - Eddie Cano At P.J.s , Bobby Ramos, and Tony Martinez. As a composer, Cano came up with a large repertoire, including the tasty "Algo Sabroso," the friendly "Cal's Pals," the wiggly "Watusi Walk," and the thrilling "Ecstasy"—not to mention "Honey Do," which could be a cross-genre answer song to Carl Perkins' popular "Honey Don't.
Latin jazz pianist, leader, composer, arranger. Often in his numbers he'd switch styles from Latin with Latin rhythm section to straight jazz accompanied by drum kit. Began classical piano studies at age five; played bass in junior high school and trombone in high school, where he became interested in jazz and decided to turn pro; an uncle introduced him to Duke Ellington's music; started working in local nightclub bands '43, playing both Latin and American dance music.
Joined US Army '45, assigned to various military bands and completed a course in six months at L. Conservatory of Music ' From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved February 20, Afro-Cuban Jazz. Miller Freeman Books. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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