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Role  Musician
Name  Ray Mantilla

Years active  1950s - Current
Instruments  Drums
Music group  M'Boom
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Born  22 June 1934 (age 81) New YorkCity, New York United States (1934-06-22)
Associated acts  Max Roach, Art Blakey, Jazz Tribe
Albums  Man-Ti-Ya, Re: Percussion, Space Station, Collage, New World, The Next Step, Everlasting, The Connection, A Night in Jazz
Genres  Jazz, Hard bop, Latin jazz
Record labels  Red Records, HighNote Records, Inner City Records
Similar People  Bobby Watson, Joe Chambers, Jack Walrath, Flavio Boltro, Ronnie Mathews

Occupation(s)  Musician, Bandleader

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Raymond Mantilla (born June 22, 1934) is an American jazz drummer. He has played as a session musician and toured with some of the most significant jazz musicians of his time. Mantilla has been a bandleader of his own ensembles and was a founding member of the percussion ensemble M'Boom with Max Roach.

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Biography

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Mantilla played in New York from the 1950s, inspired by Afro-Cuban jazz. He played with a number of latin jazz ensembles in the 1950s, including the La Playa Sextet, Xavier Cugat, Lou Perez, René Touzet, Miguelito Valdez, and Monguito Conjunto. He played behind Eartha Kitt in 1955. In 1960 he toured with Herbie Mann and recorded with Max Roach. He recorded with Al Cohn in 1961, and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Buddy Rich, and Larry Coryell in the 1960s. From 1963 to 1969 Mantilla led his own band in Puerto Rico, and in 1970 joined forces with Max Roach's percussion ensemble, M'Boom.

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Mantilla was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the 1970s, during which time the ensemble toured the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Following this he recorded with Gato Barbieri, Joe Farrell, Michał Urbaniak (1974), Richie Cole, Don Pullen (1976–77), Charles Mingus (1977–78), Walter Bishop, Jr., and Morgana King (1979). He toured Cuba with Dizzy Gillespie in 1977.

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In 1979 he founded his own ensemble, the Ray Mantilla Space Station, and through the 1980s toured or recorded with Muhal Richard Abrams, Kenny Burrell, Shirley Scott, and Warren Chiasson. In 1991 he put together a new ensemble, the Jazz Tribe.

As leader

  • Mantilla (Inner City, 1978)
  • Hands of Fire (Red, 1984)
  • Synergy (Red, 1986)
  • Dark Powers (Red, 1988)
  • The Next Step (Red, 2000)
  • Man-Ti-Ya (Savant, 2004)
  • Good Vibrations (Savant, 2006)
  • The Connection (Savant, 2013)
  • As sideman

    With Mose Allison

  • 1994 The Earth Wants You
  • 1997 Jazz Profile
  • With Gato Barbieri

  • Chapter Three: Viva Emiliano Zapata (Impulse!, 1974)
  • Yesterdays (Flying Dutchman, 1974)
  • With Ray Barretto

  • 1961 Barretto Para Bailar
  • 1963 Latino! & Afro-Jaws
  • 1973 Carnaval: Latino!/Pachanga with Barretto
  • With Joe Beck

  • 1975 Beck & Sanborn
  • 1975 Beck
  • With Art Blakey

  • Child's Dance (Prestige, 1972)
  • In My Prime Vol. 1 (Timeless, 1977)
  • In My Prime Vol. 2 (Timeless, 1977)
  • With Teresa Brewer

  • 1982 Midnight Cafe (A Few More for the Road)
  • 1984 Live at Carnegie Hall & Montreaux, Switzerland
  • 1983 I Dig Big Band Singers
  • With Kenny Burrell

  • 1991 Sunup to Sundown
  • 1998 Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants
  • With Joe Chambers

  • The Almoravid (Muse, 1973)
  • New World (Finite, 1976)
  • With Richie Cole

  • 1976 New York Afternoon: Alto Madness
  • 1977 Alto Madness
  • 1986 Pure Imagination
  • 1996 West Side Story
  • 1998 Richie & Phil & Richie
  • 2006 Rises's Rose Garden
  • With Larry Coryell

  • 1975 Basics (1968–1969)
  • 1979 Return
  • 2002 Birdfingers
  • With Joe Farrell

  • Canned Funk (CTI, 1975)
  • With John Hicks

  • Sweet Love of Mine (HighNote, 2006)
  • With Morgana King

  • 1998 Looking Through the Eyes of Love
  • 2000 Tender Moments
  • With Herbie Mann

  • Flute, Brass, Vibes and Percussion (Verve, 1959)
  • The Common Ground (Atlantic, 1961)
  • The Family of Mann (Atlantic, 1961)
  • Herbie Mann at the Village Gate (Atlantic, 1962)
  • Herbie Mann Returns to the Village Gate (Atlantic, 1963)
  • Our Mann Flute (Atlantic, 1966)
  • Discothèque (Atlantic, 1975)
  • Waterbed (Atlantic, 1975)
  • With M'Boom

  • Collage (Soul Note, 1984)
  • To the Max! (Enja, 1990–91)
  • Live at S.O.B.'s New York (1992)
  • With Jack McDuff

  • Magnetic Feel (Cadet, 1975)
  • With Bob McHugh

  • 1994 Manhattan Sunrise
  • 2003 Another Sunrise
  • With Charles Mingus

  • 1978 Cumbia & Jazz Fusion
  • 1979 Me, Myself an Eye
  • 1981 Something Like a Bird
  • With Jeremy Steig

  • Monium (1974)
  • Firefly (CTI, 1977)
  • With The Players Association

  • 1980 We Got the Groove
  • 1998 The Players Association/Turn the Music Up!
  • With Mickey Tucker

  • Mister Mysterious (Muse, 1978)
  • With Cedar Walton

  • Mobius (RCA, 1975)
  • The Pentagon (East Wind, 1976)
  • Soundscapes (Columbia, 1980)
  • Roots (1997)
  • Latin Tinge (HighNote, 2002)
  • The Bouncer (HighNote, 2011)
  • References

    Ray Mantilla Wikipedia


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