Ray Martinez

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This Ray Martinez struggles mightily not to be confused with name clones such as a Miami disco producer and a kingpin Latin bassist. While there are slight musical similarities, the genre in the hands…
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This Ray Martinez struggles mightily not to be confused with name clones such as a Miami disco producer and a kingpin Latin bassist. While there are slight musical similarities, the genre in the hands of this particular Martinez is known as conjunto or norteƱo and is all about the cultural interaction between Mexico and Texas, with a dollop of Germany thrown in for oompah. The biggest similarity with the bassist Martinez is that the conjunto Martinez also likes to hold down the bottom end, performing on instruments traditional to this genre such as the bajo sexto. Some of the recording dates he has appeared on feature various blends of Mexican, African, and Central American styles. He has also arranged and produced recordings for artists such as Madera Fina.