Horacio "El Negro" Hernández

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Horacio "El Negro" HernándezHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_header_cell_0_0_0
BornHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_header_cell_0_1_0 (1963-04-24) 24 April 1963 (age 57)

Havana, CubaHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_cell_0_1_1

GenresHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_header_cell_0_2_0 Latin jazz, Latin rockHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_cell_0_2_1
Occupation(s)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_header_cell_0_3_0 MusicianHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_cell_0_3_1
InstrumentsHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_header_cell_0_4_0 Drums, percussionHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_cell_0_4_1
Years activeHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_header_cell_0_5_0 1978–presentHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_cell_0_5_1
Associated actsHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_header_cell_0_6_0 Italuba, Volcan, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, Ignacio Berroa, Arturo Sandoval, Carlos Santana, Diego el Cigala, Alejandro Sanz, Eddie PalmieriHoracio "El Negro" Hernández_cell_0_6_1

Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (born April 24, 1963) is a Cuban drummer and percussionist. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_0

He has played alongside Latin jazz pianists such as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Camilo, Chucho Valdés, Eddie Palmieri and Hilario Durán. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_1

Career Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_section_0

"El Negro" follows the influences from Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Ignacio Berroa, and others. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_2

His drumming reflects a musical heritage rooted in folklore tradition. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_3

"El Negro" first gained international recognition as the drummer for the pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and his group Proyecto. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_4

Since leaving Cuba in 1990, Hernandez has played in the U.S. with many different pop, rock, jazz and Latin jazz acts, including on many albums, some of which have received Grammy awards, including Roy Hargrove's Havana (1997), Carlos Santana's Supernatural (1999), Alejandro Sanz' No es lo mismo (2003) and Eddie Palmieri's Listen Here (2005). Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_5

Hernández owns a Grammy award for the 2001 Latin Jazz album Live at the Blue Note with Michel Camilo (piano) and Charles Flores (bass). Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_6

Since 2004, Hernandez has recorded and toured with his own band, Italuba. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_7

In July 2010, Hernández was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_8

He was presented with the award at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy by Berklee's former Vice President of Academic Affairs, Larry Monroe. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_9

In 2011 he recorded the album Proposición, with a band including Dany Noel Martinez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Ivan Lewis, Dario Chiazzolino, Ivan Bridon and Amik Guerra. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_10

In the same year he played at the Modern Drummer Festival with his new band The New World Order; the concert was released on the Modern Drummer Festival 2011 DVD. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_11

In 2016 Hernández joined Salazh Trio, a jazz fusion group featuring bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_12

Their debut work Circulations was released in December 2017. Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_13

Discography Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_section_1

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  • Robby and Negro at the Third World War with Robby Ameen (American Clave, 2002)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_0_0
  • Onto the Street (EWE, 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_0_1
  • Itabula (Pimienta, 2004)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_0_2

As sideman Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_section_2

With Fahir Atakoglu Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_14

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_unordered_list_1

  • If (Far & Here, 2005)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_1_3
  • Live at Umbria Jazz (Far & Here, 2005)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_1_4
  • Istanbul in Blue (Far & Here, 2007)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_1_5
  • Faces & Places (Far & Here, 2009)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_1_6

With Jack Bruce Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_15

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_unordered_list_2

  • Shadows in the Air (Sanctuary, 2001)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_2_7
  • More Jack Than God (Sanctuary, 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_2_8
  • Live at the Canterbury Fayre (Classic Rock Legends 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_2_9
  • Live at the MilkyWay 2001 (Flaccid Parrot 2010)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_2_10

With Michel Camilo Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_16

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_unordered_list_3

  • Thru My Eyes (TropiJazz, 1997)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_3_11
  • Live at the Blue Note (Telarc, 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_3_12
  • Triangulo (Telarc, 2002)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_3_13

With Hilario Duran Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_17

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_unordered_list_4

  • Habana Nocturna (Justin Time, 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_4_14
  • From the Heart (Alma, 2006)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_4_15
  • Contumbao (Alma, 2017)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_4_16

With Kip Hanrahan Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_18

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_unordered_list_5

  • A Thousand Nights and a Night (1-Red Nights) (American Clave, 1996)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_5_17
  • A Thousand Nights and a Night (Shadow Night 1) (Justin Time, 1998)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_5_18
  • A Thousand Nights and a Night (Shadow Night 2) (American Clave, 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_5_19
  • Original Music from the Soundtrack of Pinero (American Clave, 2002)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_5_20
  • Beautiful Scars (American Clave, 2008)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_5_21

With Gonzalo Rubalcaba Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_19

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  • La Nueva Cubana (Areito, 1985)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_6_22
  • Live in Havanna Volume 1 (Messidor, 1986)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_6_23
  • Concatenacion Vol 2 (Melopea Discos, 1988)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_6_24
  • Mi Gran Pasion (Messidor, 1988)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_6_25
  • Giraldilla (Messidor, 1990)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_6_26
  • Concatenacion (Melopea Discos, 1993)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_6_27
  • Live in Havana (DiscMedi Blau, 1994)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_6_28

With Kazumi Watanabe Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_20

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_unordered_list_7

  • Mo' Bop (EWE, 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_7_29
  • Mo' Bop II (EWE, 2004)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_7_30
  • Mo' Bop III (EWE, 2006)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_7_31
  • Tricoroll (EWE, 2011)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_7_32

With others Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_sentence_21

Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_unordered_list_8

  • Gabriela Anders, Cool Again (Evj!, 2015)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_33
  • Luis Bonilla, Escucha! (Candid/Artists Only!, 2000)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_34
  • Joanne Brackeen, Pink Elephant Magic (Arkadia Jazz, 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_35
  • Concha Buika, Mi Nina Lola (Atlantic, 2006)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_36
  • Gary Burton, for Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal (Concord Jazz, 2001)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_37
  • Camille, I Sing Stevie (Camilleon, 2014)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_38
  • Lorenzo Cherubini, Buon Sangue (Universal, Soleluna, Mercury 2018)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_39
  • Paquito D'Rivera, A Night in Englewood (Messidor, 1994)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_40
  • Santi Debriano, Circlechant (HighNote, 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_41
  • Evelyn Glennie, Touch the Sound (Normal, 2004)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_42
  • Burcu Gunes, Tilsim (Erol Kose, 2001)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_43
  • Roy Hargrove, Habana (Verve, 1997)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_44
  • Los Hombres Calientes, Vol. 3: New Congo Square (Basin Street, 2001)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_45
  • Los Hombres Calientes, Vol. 4: Vodou Dance (Basin Street, 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_46
  • Joachim Kuhn, Universal Time (EmArcy, 2002)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_47
  • Uli Lenz, Rainmaker's Dance (Arkadia Jazz, 2001)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_48
  • Hector Martignon, Refugee (Zoho, 2007)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_49
  • Per Mathisen & Jan Gunnar Hoff with Horacio Hernandez, Barxeta II (Losen, 2018)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_50
  • Rebeca Mauleon, Round Trip (Bembe, 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_51
  • Enrique Morente, El Pequeno Reloj (Virgin/EMI, 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_52
  • Michael Philip Mossman, The Orisha Suite (Connector Music, 2001)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_53
  • Arturo O'Farrill, Blood Lines (Milestone, 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_54
  • Chico O'Farrill, Heart of a Legend (Milestone, 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_55
  • Chico O'Farrill, Carambola (Milestone, 2000)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_56
  • Eddie Palmieri, Listen Here! (Concord Picante, 2005)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_57
  • John Patitucci, Imprint (Concord Jazz, 2000)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_58
  • Jose Luis Perales, Navegando Por Ti (Sony BMG/Columbia, 2006)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_59
  • Tito Puente, Jazzin (TropiJazz, 1996)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_60
  • Dave Samuels, Tjaderized: A Cal Tjader Tribute (Verve, 1998)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_61
  • David Sanchez, Street Scenes (Columbia, 1996)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_62
  • Santana, Supernatural (Arista/BMG 1999)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_63
  • Alejandro Sanz, No Es Lo Mismo (WEA, 2006)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_64
  • Edward Simon, Beauty Within (AudioQuest, 1994)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_65
  • Esperanza Spalding, Esperanza (Heads Up, 2008)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_66
  • Juan Pablo Torres, Together Again (Pimenta, 2002)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_67
  • Ana Torroja, Pasajes De Un Sueno (Ariola/BMG, 2000)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_68
  • Steve Turre, Steve Turre (Verve, 1997)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_69
  • Steve Turre, In the Spur of the Moment (Telarc, 2000)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_70
  • Chucho Valdes, Live (RMM, 1998)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_71
  • Manuel Valera, Forma Nueva (Mavo, 2004)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_72
  • Yerba Buena, President Alien (Razor & Tie, 2003)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_73
  • Zucchero, La Sesion Cubana (Universal, 2012)Horacio "El Negro" Hernández_item_8_74


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