The Ray Armondo Playground Quintet: In Memoriam "Livestream or In-House-Live-Audience" 9/2/'22 8PM PT *updatez* [Next Up: David Ornette Cherry 9/9]

Ray Armando | Discography | Discogs Ray Armondo, arranger, band leader, composer, mentor & percussionist - " a long time friend of mine. His real name is Raymond Orchart..he picked Perazza's 1st name to make it his last name- Ray Armando...Ray has played w/ EVERYONE!...he also lived in Brasil speaks Portuguese & plays great Brasilian guitar as well as percussion.. he has spent time in Japan & speaks Japanese too. Ray is a great guy & is a formidable player & has a very looooooooooooong musical history going back to the La Playa Orchestra days of the early 60's." - Johnny Conga 10/2011


"Ray Armando passed away on March 20, 2021. He was crossing a street in Burbank California when he was hit by a car. He was 82." - Patrick Steinfeld, YouTube: Ray Armando: Mallet Hands - Comment ~



The Ray Armondo Playground Quartet: In Memoriam - Personnel ~


Mentored by Ray Armondo & Member of Ray's bands -

Congas | Robertito Melendez of Bobby Matos and his Afro Lati… | Flickr Robertito Melendez - congas, bongos & percussion


Members of Ray Armondo's Playground Quintet -

Benn Clatworthy CO5A7719 | Jazz Bakery | Flickr Benn Clatworthy - sax & flute

No photo description available. Theo Saunders - piano (acoustic preferred)


Quintet "supplemented by" -

See the source image Jonathan Pintoff - bass

See the source image Yayo Morales - drums



Online: Wkly Fri. Nite - Livestreams &/or Archives (live-recordin'z) ~

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Next Up: Fri Nites Wkly - "Live In-House 'Concert Series' Livestream/Archives" ~

David Ornette Cherry | KBOO DOC

Fri. Sept. 9th, 8PM PT - David Ornette Cherry, multi-instrumentalist


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Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on August 30, 2022 at 5:03pm

FYI: Ray Armondo's Mallet Hands CD liner notes by Bobby Matos provided by Theo Saunders

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