Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría Rodríguez was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He is most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard "Afro Blue," recorded by John Coltrane among others.
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MONGO SANTAMARIA - AFRO-CUBAN LATIN JAZZ PERCUSSIONIST. DATE SEEN: 5/2/69