July 14, 1930 New York City, US
|Died||January 13, 1979 (aged 48)|
A prominent player in the Cubop movement, Martinez appeared on many important recordings and live performances during that period.
Martinez also recorded several Latin jazz albums, now recognized as classics of the genre.
Born in New York City, Martinez made his professional debut in 1941 aged 11.
Over the next 15 years, Martinez worked with Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, J. , J. JohnsonHorace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Mary Lou Williams, Lionel Hampton, Noro Morales, Marcelino Guerra, Esy Morales, the Lecuona Cuban Boys, Miguelito Valdés, Tito Rodríguez, and the Joe Loco Trio.
He followed it up with releases on Vik and Alegre Records.
Subsequently, he led the group Burnt Sugar, which was active into the mid 1970s.
On January 13, 1979, he died in Sweden at the age of 48 from a gastric ulcer.
- Sabu Martinez (1957) Palo Congo, featuring Arsenio Rodríguez
- Sabu Martinez (1958) Sorcery!
- Sabu Martinez (1961). . Alegre Records.
- Sabu Martinez (1973). . Grammofonverket.
- Dizzy Gillespie - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Bluebird, 1937-1949, )
- J. J. Johnson (1953). . Blue Note Records.
- Horace Silver, Art Blakey - Horace Silver Trio and Art Blakey-Sabu (Blue Note Records, 1953)
- J. J. Johnson; Clifford Brown (1953). . Blue Note Records.
- Louis Bellson - The Driving Louis Bellson (Norgran, 1955)
- Art Blakey - Drum Suite (Columbia, 1957)
- Art Blakey - Orgy in Rhythm (Blue Note, 1957)
- Art Blakey - Cu-Bop (Jubilee, 1957)
- Art Blakey - Holiday for Skins (Blue Note, 1959)
- Johnny Richards (1958). . Roulette Records.
- George Russell (1966). Soul Note.
- Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band: Latin Kaleidoscope (MPS, 1969)
- Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass (1973). . Polydor.
- Ed Thigpen (1974). . GNP.
- Charlie Mariano (1974). . Catalyst Records.
- Art Farmer (1976). . Sonet.
- Mads Vinding Group (1977). . Cosmos Collector.
- George Russell (1978). . Soul Note.
- Terry Allen (1979). . Fate.
- Patato (1984). . Messidor.
- Tony Bennett (1987). . Columbia Records.
- Peruchin; Charlie Palmieri (1995). . Caney.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabu Martinez.