Bobby Paunetto

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Bobby "Vince" Paunetto (* 1944 ; † August 10, 2010 ) was an American vibraphonist and composer of Latin jazz .

Bobby “Vince” Paunetto grew up in New York City and began playing Latin Music under the influence of Cal Tjader . In 1964 he got a recording contract with Seeco Records, for which his debut album El Sonido Moderno was created. From 1969 he studied at Berklee College of Music , u. a. with Gary Burton . After graduating in 1973, he recorded a second album ( Paunetto's Point ), for which he also wrote his own compositions and combined rhythms of contemporary jazz and Cuban music. Contributing musicians were Tom Harrell , Ronnie Cuber , Andy Gonzalez , Manny Oquendo and Jerry Gonzalez . In 1976 the album was nominated for a Grammy . After another album, Commit to Memory (1976), he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis the following year . It only began to resume in the 1990s when he released two more albums ( Commit To Memory Band - Composer in Public and Reconstituted ).

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