In episode ten of LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast, meet Klaus Voormann, a longtime friend of John Lennon, who has played on solo projects and recordings by Lou Reed, Carly Simon, James Taylor, and Harry Nilsson amongst others. He was a session bassist for Lennon’s albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine as well as Yoko Ono’s Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band.
In episode six of LENNONYC: Beyond Broadcast, meet Gary Van Scyoc, the bass player for Elephant’s Memory, the band backing John Lennon and Yoko Ono during 1972 and appearing as the Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band.
El bajista Israel “Cachao” López, ganador de múltiples premios Grammy, murió en Coral Gables, Florida en marzo de 2008, a la edad de casi 90 años. Un maestro legendario a nivel internacional y considerado uno de los músicos más grandes del género afro-cubano de todos los tiempos, él había hecho su hogar en los Estados Unidos durante las últimas cuatro décadas.
Read an essay by John Santos, Historian/Percussionist, on the life and formidable legacy of Cuban musician, Israel ‘Cachao’ López, and his unforgettable contributions to jazz.
In these outtakes from the film, Gloria Estefen, Andy Garcia, and John Santos tell their favorite stories and recall memories of Cachao. They describe the ways his music influenced their lives and tell anecdotes from his life, including one of Cachao’s favorite jokes about how to kill a cat.
The Grammy-winning bassist Israel “Cachao” Lopez died on March 2008, almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades. American Masters’ bilingual film, Cachao: Uno Mas premieres Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings.)