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Ray Mantila at Bushnell Park - Photo by Andrew James

RIP Ray Mantilla (June 22, 1934 – March 21, 2020)

Inspired by his South Bronx Afro-Cuban roots, percussionist Ray Mantilla rose to prominence in the early...

Ray Mantilla: High Voltage

In 1932, Duke Ellington wrote one of the most famous songs, one that has not only endured for decades but might also be held...
Ray Mantilla

Ray Mantilla and Ali Bello by Andrew James

Jazz Photographer Andrew James Presents Ali Bello & The Sweet Wire Band at the New Haven Jazz Fest 2014, and the Ray Mantilla Ensemble...
Ray Mantilla - The Connection

Ray Mantilla: The Connection

Ray Mantilla may be better remembered for his being one of the founding members of Max Roach’s legendary drum ensemble, M’Boom, but in reality...