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Andy Gonzalez

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Producer, Featured Bass & Percussion
Andy is widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent latin jazz bassists and scholars. His work with his brother Jerry in the Fort Apache Band is considered by many to be the new standard for the genre. He has held the bass chair with greats Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, McCoy Tyner, Don Grolnik and countless others. Andy is musical director of the internationally renown group ‘Manny Oquendo y Cojunto Libre’ and has produced and contributed to countless recordings and commercials. Recently, Andy appeared in the widely distributed feature film ‘Calle 54’ in which he performed with several of the featured ensembles. Andy is considered one of the foremost authorities on the subject of the evolution of latin music. He frequently is asked to contribute liner notes to a vast array of publications and recordings.

Discography

GRUPO FOLKLORICO
– ‘Concepts In Unity’ SALSOUL 1975
– ‘Lo Dice Todo’ SALSOUL 1976
FORT APACHE BAND
– ‘Ya Yo Me Cure’ SUNNYSIDE 1981
– ‘The River Is Deep’ ENJA 1982
– ‘Obatala’ ENJA 1989
– ‘Earth Dance’ ENJA 1992
– ‘Rumba Para Monk’ ENJA 1991
– ‘Moliendo Cafe’ SUNNYSIDE 1992
– ‘Crossroads’ MILESTONE 1994
– ‘Fire Dance’ MILESTONE 1997
MANNY OQUENDO y Cojunto LIBRE
-‘Ahora’ AMO
– ‘Ritmo, Sonido, Y Estilo’ MONTUNO 1991
– ‘Con Salsa/Con Ritmo’ SALSOUL 1994
– ‘On The Move’ MILESTONE 1996
– ‘Los New Yorkinos!’ MILESTONE 2000
TITO PUENTE Golden Latin Jazz All Stars
– ‘Live at the Village Gate’ SONY TropiJazz 1992
RAY BURRETTO
– ‘The Other Side’ ATLANTIC 1972
EDDIE PALMIERI
– ‘Salsa’ COLUMBIA 1974
KIP HANRAHAN DEEP RUMBA
– ‘This Night Becomes A Rumba’ AMERICAN CLAVE 1998
CHICO O’FARRILL Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
– ‘Pure Emotion’ MILESTONE 1995
HILTON RUIZ
– ‘Manhattan Mambo’ CELLULOID 1991
DANIEL PONCE
– ‘Ariba!’ CELLULOID 1988
DON GROLNICK
– ‘Medianoche’ CONCORD 1998
CALLE 54
– SONY 2002
RUMBA CLUB
– ‘Desde La Capital’ PALMETTO 1994
– ‘Mamacita!’ PALMETTO 1997
– ‘Espiritista’ PALMETTO 1999
– ‘Radio Mundo’ PALMETTO 2001
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