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Manolo Badrena

perc, voc, *1952 PR, Puerto Rico
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Manolo (7)

Percussionist (born March 17, 1952 in San Juan, Puerto Rico). First-call percussionist most noted for his work with Weather Report from 1976 to 1977. He has made contributions to over 100 recordings that span jazz, world music, pop, and Latin music. Badrena has played with Zawinul Syndicate, the Rolling Stones, Mezzoforte, Joni Mitchell, Spyro Gyra, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Steve Khan, Carla Bley, the Talking Heads, Blondie, Michael Franks, Ahmad Jamal, and others. Badrena currently lives in Fair View, New Jersey. He is the leader (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals) of the Latin jazz band Trio Mundo.

  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Congas
  • Timbales
  • Tamborine
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Latin
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Moodwalk on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists
Facing South on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists
Advancing Hours on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists
Exposure on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists
Fistfull Of Flowers on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists
Ever Everland on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists
Loud Tree on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists
Lullaby For Elisheva on Diamond Of The Day by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Parting Shot (Golpe De Partida)Steve Khan, Anthony Jackson, Dennis Chambers, Manolo Badrena, Marc Quinones, Bobby Allende2011Album
Trio Mundo Rides AgainTrio Mundo : Manolo Badrena, Dave Stryker, Andy McKee With Steve Slagle2004Album
MidnightTill Brönner Featuring Michael Brecker, George Whitty, Dennis Chambers, Anthony Jackson, Manolo Badrena, Dean Brown, David Mann1996Album
HeadlineSteve Khan, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Anthony Jackson, Dennis Chambers, Manolo Badrena1992Album
ManoloManolo Badrena1979Album
Fly Away (Agueybana)Manolo Badrena1979Single
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