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28th May 2014

Sammy Figueroa - Special Guest for The Albare Quintet 2014 Live Shows

 

Sammy is welcomed alongside another new recruit on keys - Axel Tosca Laugart. Originating from Cuba, Axel includes performances with The Roots & George Clinton in his CV. Sammy & Axel join long time collaborators Yunior Terry on bass + Pablo Bencid on drums to fill out the 2014 iTD line up, to accompany Albare on all of his live shows until years end.

 

 Sammy Figueroa has long been regarded as one of the world's great musicians. As one of the world's leading percussionists he has played on countless records, providing the rhythmical framework for hundreds of hits. Well-known for his versatility and professionalism, he is one of the few percussionists equally comfortable in a multitude of styles, from R & B to rock to pop to bebop to Latin to Brazilian to New Age. As one of New York's most sought after session players Sammy played on countless jingles and film scores and appeared often on The David Letterman Band and the Saturday Night Live Band. He has recorded and toured with Miles Davis, the Brecker Brothers (for 12 years!), Sonny Rollins, Michel Camilo (who wrote the tune 'And Sammy Walked In' in his honour), Chaka Khan, David Bowie, and Mariah Carey (in her multi-million selling MTV Unplugged). Sammy's famed sense of humour, ebullient personality, and open-heartedness is famous within the music industry and has further empowered him in his connection with musicians and audiences alike. 

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