Henry Cole

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From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Posted on May 25, 2017

From Layers to Simple – An Artist Statement

Artist Statement Recording Project 2015-16 SIMPLE One year ago, I had the idea for a record called “Layers.” With nine songs and a story, I had envisioned working on this new record with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra (a 30-piece classical orchestra), along with my 13-piece band and Special Guests on vocals and percussion. Then, on a day off in November 2014, I realized that I was thinking...

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#BoricuaBreakBeats- Homenaje a los Pleneros

Posted on May 25, 2017

#BoricuaBreakBeats- Homenaje a los Pleneros

  “Linda Muchacha” Featuring Lero Martinez Roldan. This is a tribute to all Pleneros from Puerto Rico and the world with a special hug to those from Mayaguez🙏❤. Thank you for so much inspiration, love and funk..Los adoro Also you can Watch Part...

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Drums Solo in Puerto Rico (March 2017)

Posted on May 16, 2017

Drums Solo in Puerto Rico (March 2017)

Recorded March 24 2017. This gig closed a 5 week tour with Miguel Zenon – Luis Perdomo and Hans Glawishnig. It is in Puerto Rico were I get really nervous. To me is like going to a Jury -maybe created by myself-, but it definitely makes me push harder. It is out of love , respect and admiration to all great musicians from Puerto Rico and the love for my friends and family…and a...

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Sienna Jazz 2017 is happening!!!!

Posted on May 16, 2017

Sienna Jazz 2017 is happening!!!!

I’m honored to be part of an amazing group of artist that will form the faculty  for the Sienna International Workshops 2017. It is going to be amazing : ) !.I’m looking forward to this… The 47th year of Summer Workshop is devoted to making music, to sharing experience, to exchanging personal musical languages and to harmonizing cultures from different countries. Students from...

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20 years later was the right time..

Posted on May 16, 2017

20 years later was the right time..

I started listening to Draco Rosa in 1997. That was all I did..and never stopped. Then we meet and talked a few times about playing..2003..but it didn’t happen. One day in 2017 I texted him about NYC and then he said “by the way are you available to play this date?”..I said yeah.. One rehearsal in L.A and we hitted at “Pal Norte” in. Monterrey , Mexico for thousands...

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Residente’s “La Sombra”

Posted on May 16, 2017

Residente’s  “La Sombra”

Residente ( Rene Perez) Gave me permission to play a groove and a two solos on his track!!!!. My favorite part was that all was recorded already so I played behind his vocals..This was special.. and easy after hearing some of Calle 13 ‘s tracks hundreds of time. Honored to be part of this amazing project since the first days.. I also recorded some drums on ” El Futuro Es...

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March24-April1 2017. The power of UNITY..

Posted on May 16, 2017

March24-April1 2017. The power of UNITY..

This #tbt is dedicated to one of the most important weeks of my musical life (March24-April1 2017)and to the power of UNITY.. Lets find the links and brake all walls ⚡❤ – Miguel Zenon Quartet @ Heineken Jazz Fest , Puerto Rico – Noches de Descarga @ La Junta . Santurce, Puerto Rico – La Sombra – From Residente’s first solo album “Redidente” – Draco...

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Las 10 de Henry Cole – POR DALIANA ALVARADO

Posted on Feb 9, 2016

Las 10 de Henry Cole – POR DALIANA ALVARADO

“Al percusionista Henry Cole lo conocí por el Afrobeat Collective. Criado en la costa oeste de Puerto Rico y egresado del Conservatorio de Música, Henry Cole se encuentra inmerso en su carrera como artista; como músico percusionista del género del jazz, con la variación de un joven artista con deseos de crear sonidos propios y deleitar a quien lo escucha.”   Leer...

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Afro Puertorrican Beats on the Drum Set

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

Afro Puertorrican Beats on the Drum Set

Here is an adaptation of the language from the “Barril” de Bomba to the drum set using Hight & Low pitches = Snare &  Bass Drum. The results are some really funky grooves. I added eight notes on the hi hat.  Towards the end of the video I just improvised around the same theme. I transcribed the part and then adapted to the set. Please check out this great album by Los...

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Website is up!!!

Posted on Jun 28, 2013

Here is the new first official website!!. I’m really happy with the amazing job web designers Ariel Hernandez Donemech & Gustavo Elizalde Ibañez put into this project that started from scratch!.  Take a look and subscribe to the newsletter if you wish. I’m still finishing some details but I feel is ready to share!. Recent news include the European debut of the Afrobeat Collective...

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