CongaDr+ Tony's Conga Adventures: Maestro Octavio Ruiz - Valje congas

Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Maestro Octavio Ruiz - Valje congas

As far as i understand.. This is the cat who very quietly produced some of the finest congas every made -
Valje of SF.

He worked with Ralph Flores of Valje in LA. Moved the opperation up to SF with Akbar. I have a feeling this cat was more of a significant player than people know. I know Ive played some of his drums.. but im not sure which ones... I think Ralph painted lots of glue inside the drum over the side cuts, and Octavio used less, but this is not confirmed.

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