Giovanni Hidalgo

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Background informationGiovanni Hidalgo_header_cell_0_1_0
BornGiovanni Hidalgo_header_cell_0_2_0 (1963-11-22) November 22, 1963 (age 57)

San Juan, Puerto RicoGiovanni Hidalgo_cell_0_2_1

GenresGiovanni Hidalgo_header_cell_0_3_0 Latin jazz, world musicGiovanni Hidalgo_cell_0_3_1
Occupation(s)Giovanni Hidalgo_header_cell_0_4_0 Musician, educatorGiovanni Hidalgo_cell_0_4_1
InstrumentsGiovanni Hidalgo_header_cell_0_5_0 PercussionGiovanni Hidalgo_cell_0_5_1

Giovanni Hidalgo a.k.a. "Mañenguito" (born November 22, 1963) is a Latin jazz percussionist. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_0

Early years Giovanni Hidalgo_section_0

Hidalgo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he received his primary education. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_1

His grandfather was a musician, and his father, José Manuel Hidalgo "Mañengue", was a renowned conga player. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_2

Hidalgo was raised in a household surrounded by drums, bongos, congas, and timbales. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_3

For his eighth birthday, he received a conga which was handmade by his father. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_4

As a young child he practiced and developed his skills on the conga and on other instruments in his house. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_5

Hidalgo would drum a tune with sticks and then play the same tune with his hands. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_6

Music career Giovanni Hidalgo_section_1

Hidalgo auditioned and was hired by the Batacumbele Band in 1980. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_7

In 1981, he traveled with the band to Cuba, where he met a musician by the name Changuito, a.k.a. José Luis Quintana. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_8

They created a style of rhythm that ushered in a new era in Latin music. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_9

In 1985, Hidalgo was performing with Eddie Palmieri at the Village Gate in New York City when Dizzy Gillespie walked in and listened to him play. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_10

Gillespie was so impressed with Hidalgo that he told him that someday in the future they must get together and play. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_11

In 1988 Hidalgo joined Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_12

In 1992, Hidalgo was hired as an adjunct professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_13

He taught many types of rhythm: Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, reggae, African, and jazz. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_14

He held this academic position until 1996. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_15

During his career, he has worked with Bola Abimbola, Sikiru Adepoju, Art Blakey, Muruga Booker, Jack Bruce, Don Byron, Candido Camero, D'Angelo, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Gadd, Sammy Hagar, Kip Hanrahan, Zakir Hussain, Cassius Khan, Airto Moreira, Charlie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Hilton Ruiz, Paul Simon, and Carlos "Patato" Valdes. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_16

On October 31, 2010, he performed with the rock band Phish during their Halloween concert. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_17

The band performed Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat with Hildalgo on percussion (with the exception of "Don't Bogart That Joint", which was performed a cappella) and a brass section of Aaron Johnson, Stuart Bogie, Ian Hendrickson, Michael Leonhart, and Eric Biondo. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_18

Awards and honors Giovanni Hidalgo_section_2

In 1991 Hidalgo received a Grammy Award for his contribution to the album Planet Drum (Rykodisc, 1991), performed by an ensemble of the same name led by Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_19

He played on another one of Hart's Grammy-winning albums, Global Drum Project and on the album Danzón (Dance On) (GRP, 1993) by Arturo Sandoval which won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_20

Hands of Rhythm (RMM, 1997), Hidalgo's album with Michel Camilo, received a Grammy nomination, as did The Body Acoustic (Chesky, 2004), al album recorded by Hidalgo, David Chesky, Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, and Andy Gonzalez. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_21

In May 2010, Hidalgo was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music during the sixteenth consecutive year that faculty members from the school visited Puerto Rico for one of its global outreach programs. Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_22

Discography Giovanni Hidalgo_section_3

As leader Giovanni Hidalgo_section_4

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  • 1992 Villa Hidalgo (Pimienta)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_0_0
  • 1993 Worldwide (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_0_1
  • 1995 Time Shifter (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_0_2
  • 1997 Hands of Rhythm (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_0_3
  • 1999 Best Friends (Sony)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_0_4

As sideman Giovanni Hidalgo_section_5

With Zaperoko Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_23

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  • 1984 - Still Crazy (Montuno)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_1_5
  • 1986 - Tarde en la Noche (Zap's)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_1_6
  • 2006 - Zaperoko 3 (Libertad)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_1_7

With Batacumbele Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_24

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  • 1981 - Con Un Poco De Songo (Disco Hit)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_2_8
  • 1987 - Afro Caribbean Jazz (Montuno)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_2_9
  • 1988 - In Concert: Live at the University of Puerto Rico (Montuno)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_2_10

With Dave Valentin Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_25

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  • 1987 - Mind Time (GRP)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_3_11
  • 1988 - Live at the Blue Note (GRP)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_3_12

With Kip Hanrahan Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_26

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  • 1985 - Few Short Notes From the End Run (Justin Time)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_4_13
  • 1990 - Tenderness (Yellowbird)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_4_14
  • 1995 - All Roads Are Made of the Flesh (American Clave)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_4_15

With Airto Moreira Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_27

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  • 1986 - Aqui Se Puede (Montuno)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_5_16
  • 1989 - Samba De Flora (Montuno)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_5_17
  • 2000 - HomelessGiovanni Hidalgo_item_5_18
  • 2003 - Life After That (Narada)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_5_19

With Hilton Ruiz Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_28

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  • 1992 - Manhattan Mambo Soundtrack (Telarc)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_6_20
  • 1992 - Live at Birdland (Candid)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_6_21
  • 1995 - Hands on Percussion (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_6_22

With Paquito D'Rivera Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_29

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  • 1987 - Celebration (Columbia)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_7_23
  • 1990 - Reunion (Termidor)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_7_24

With Eddie Palmieri Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_30

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  • 1984 -Palo Pá Rumba (Fania)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_8_25
  • 1985 -Solito (Fania)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_8_26
  • 1987 -The Truth-La Verdad (Fania)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_8_27
  • 2005 - Listen Here! (Concord)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_8_28

With The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_31

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  • 2006 - Simpático (artistshare)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_9_29

With Tito Puente Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_32

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  • 1992 - Live at the Village Gate (Tropi Jazz)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_10_30
  • 1993 - Golden Latin Jazz All Stars in Session (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_10_31
  • 2002 - Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival (Playboy Jazz)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_10_32

With Mickey Hart Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_33

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With Flora Purim Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_34

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  • 1992 - Queen of the Night(Sound Wave)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_12_38
  • 1994 - Speed of Light (Meltdown/B&W)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_12_39
  • 2002 - Flora Purim Sings Milton Nascimento (Narada)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_12_40
  • 2005 - Flora's Song (Narada)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_12_41

With Humberto Ramirez Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_35

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  • 1992 - Jazz Project (Tropi Jazz)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_13_42
  • 1993 - Aspects (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_13_43
  • 1999 - Best Friends (Sony Discos)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_13_44

With Michel Camilo Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_36

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  • 1994 - One More Once (Columbia)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_14_45
  • 2011 - Mano a Mano (EmArcy/Pgd)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_14_46

With Freddie Hubbard Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_37

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  • 1991 - Bolivia (Musicmasters)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_15_47
  • 1998 - God Bless the Child (Musicmasters)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_15_48

With Dizzy Gillespie Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_38

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With McCoy Tyner Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_39

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  • 1999 - McCoy Tyner & The Latin All-Stars (Telarc)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_17_51
  • 2007 - Afro Blue (Telarc)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_17_52

With Jerry Rivera Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_40

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  • 1990 - Abriendo Puertas (Discos CBS)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_18_53
  • 2009 - DOS Clasicos (Sony)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_18_54

With others Giovanni Hidalgo_sentence_41

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  • 1986 - Word Up! - Cameo (Mercury)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_55
  • 1992 - Pintando Lunas - Domingo Quiñones (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_56
  • 1993 - Heroes - Hilton Ruiz (Telarc)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_57
  • 1993 - Danzon (Dance On) - Arturo Sandoval (GRP)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_58
  • 1996 - Evolucionando - Johnny Almendra (RMM)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_59
  • 1997 - Marching to Mars - Sammy Hagar (Universal)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_60
  • 1998 - Larry Harlow's Latin Legend Band - Larry Harlow (Sony Discos)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_61
  • 1998 - Antiguo - Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Blue Note)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_62
  • 1998 - Havana Blues - Armando Rodriguez (Palmetto)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_63
  • 2000 - Rhythms for a New Millennium - Alex Acuña (Tonga)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_64
  • 2000 - Best Kept Secret - Ralph Irizarry (Shanachie)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_65
  • 2000 - Conga Kings - Candido Camero (Chesky)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_66
  • 2000 - Galeria Caribe - Ricardo Arjona (Sony)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_67
  • 2000 - Imprint - John Patitucci (Concord Jazz)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_68
  • 2000 - Voodoo - D'Angelo (Cheeba/Virgin)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_69
  • 2001 - Yo Por Ti - Olga Tañón (Warner Bros.)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_70
  • 2001 - TNT (Trombone-N-Tenor) - Steve Turre (Telarc)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_71
  • 2001 - Jazz Descargas - Conga Kings (Chesky)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_72
  • 2002 - Mondo Head - Kodo (Red Ink)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_73
  • 2002 - Together Again - Juan Pablo Torres (MusicHaus)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_74
  • 2002 - Lo Bueno De La Vida - Orlando Poleo (Sony)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_75
  • 2004 - Body Acoustic - Body Acoustic (Chesky)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_76
  • 2004 - Desahogo - Vico-C (EMI)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_77
  • 2004 - My Music, My Friends, My Time - Oskar Cartaya (O.Y.E.)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_78
  • 2004 - Como Nunca...Como Siempre - Limi-T 21 (EMI Latin)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_79
  • 2005 - Sabor Cubano - Alina Izquierdo (Pimienta)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_80
  • 2006 - Descarga En California - Rebeca Mauleon (Pimienta)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_81
  • 2006 - Masa Con Masa - Millo Torres (Machete)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_82
  • 2006 - Codes - Ignacio Berroa (Blue Note)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_83
  • 2006 - Telegrafia Sin Hilo - Changuito (Cacao Musica)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_84
  • 2007 - De Corazon A Corazon - Team Vip (Union Music Group)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_85
  • 2007 - Jazz, Baby! - Doug Beavers (Origin)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_86
  • 2007 - En Primera Plana - Issac Delgado (La Calle)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_87
  • 2007 - 90 Millas - Gloria Estefan (Solar Music Group)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_88
  • 2008 - Canto a America Latina - Andres Jimenez (Cuatro Menguante)Giovanni Hidalgo_item_19_89

Filmography Giovanni Hidalgo_section_6

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  • 1995 - Conga Virtuoso (DVD) Warner Bros.Giovanni Hidalgo_item_20_90
  • 1996 - In The Tradition (DVD) Warner Bros.Giovanni Hidalgo_item_20_91
  • 2004 - Traveling Through Time (with Horacio Hernandez) (DVD) Music Video DistributorsGiovanni Hidalgo_item_20_92

See also Giovanni Hidalgo_section_7

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