Orlando "Cachaíto" López / Feb 2, 1933 - Feb 9, 2009

Nephew of the great Cachao, bassist for Buena Vista Social Club and an incredible musician on all fronts, Orlando "Cachaíto" López was part of the great López musical family in Cuba, son of composer Orestes López. He came from a lineage of over 30 bassists. He helped create the descarga in the '50s and played in Orquesta Riverside. Cachaíto made one classic self-titled record on World Circuit that mixed Cuban son with funk, descargas with Mingus, dub with jazz. Also hear his work he did on Angá Diaz's album Echu Mingua.

Here's a short film shot for his album, produced by World Circuit Records:

Tagged: Angá, bassist, Boogaloo!, Celebrate Icons, Charles Mingus, danzon, documentary, dub, folk, jazz, latin funk, official video, son, soul/funk, Video, World Circuit

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