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About Latin Percussion:

On the way to becoming Latin Percussion’s (or “LP”) creator and visionary, Martin Cohen walked into New York's famous Birdland jazz club, where he was immediately captivated by the sounds of Cal Tjader's hot Latin jazz. Cohen became a regular at the Monday night jam sessions, headed by flutist Herbie Mann and featuring percussionists like Candido and Jose Mangual, Sr.

Around this time, the government-imposed trade embargo against Cuba made finding high-quality Latin percussion instruments in the United States difficult. Cohen, an engineer and photographer, decided to make his own, using photos of Johnny Pacheco's bongos. While the first set wasn’t exactly perfect, Cohen brought the bongos, and other instruments he would later create, to the club for feedback from the musicians themselves. To this day, LP follows that tradition, answering to the needs of the musicians. Read More>