From the editor.

Author:Mangual, Rudy

In Volume 20, Number 6, August 2010 issue of Latin Beat Magazine Online, we feature trumpeter/bandleader Luis Gonzalez, who is enjoying his debut as a leader on the CD Tributo a Un Gigante (Tribute to a Giant), which pays homage to the late percussionist/bandleader Ray Barretto. Gonzalez was a member of Barretto's band in the 1980s, a period which he regards as the zenith of his musical career. This interview was conducted in Spanish-language by our Puerto Rico correspondent Elmer Gonzalez and translated to English by our bilingual editor, Luis Tamargo--who also gives us his opinion on the state of Latin music in his Spanish-language short article "En Los Albores del Nuevo Milenio: La Timba No Es Como Ayer". As always, we keep you informed with the most current Latin music news and information available, CD reviews, national and...

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