Rafael Mendez And Laurindo Almeida - …Together (1967/1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 180.59 Mb | 37:19 | Covers
Latin Jazz | Label: Summit Records (DCD 203)
Rafael Méndez (March 26, 1906 – September 15, 1981) was a Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He is known as the "Heifetz of the Trumpet." Méndez was born in Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico to a musical family. As a child, he performed for the cornetist for guerilla leader Pancho Villa, becoming a favorite musician of his and required to remain with Villa's camp. Méndez emigrated to the US, first settling in Gary, Indiana, at age 20 and worked in steel mills. He moved to Flint, Michigan and worked at a Buick automotive plant as he established his musical career.