ORQUESTA LA PAZ
Initially established in Caguas, Puerto Rico, in 1972, by Tino Sánchez and pianist/composer Julio César Marrero; Orquesta La Paz was transplanted in 1974 to Philadelphia, where Marrero re-established the band, in alliance with trombonist Freddy Ruiz as co-leader. They recorded their band's first album (La Paz Debut) in 1978, generating the hit song Para Comerte a Besos (a Raúl Marrero composition). By 1979, while touring in Puerto Rico, the band separated again, an event which would repeat itself on additional occasions throughout the years to come, until the accidental death of Julio César Marrero in 2001. Singer Víctor Aday inherited the orchestra from this point on. On September 30, 2005, the remaining core members of Orquesta La Paz came...