When I first arrived in California in 1970 I knew one musician only - Cal Tjader.
I called Cal for a hookup and he introduced me to Pete Escovedo (not only one of the great latin percussionists but father to Sheila E.)
At the time Pete had a band called THE ESCOVEDO BROTHERS with his brothers Coke, Phil and sometimes Bobby. Along with Panamanian pianist Carlos Federico I became an honorary Escovedo brother and thus began my lengthy California music career.

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