WALFREDO REYES JR.

WALFREDO REYES JR.

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: Unknown
Location: Cuba
Band: Independent
Genres: Latin, Afro-Cuban
Instruments: Drums, Percussion
Occupation: Musician, Instructor
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Biography

 
 
Walfredo de los Reyes Jr., the son of drum legend Walfredo Sr. and brother of percussionist Daniel, was born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico surrounded by the rich heritage of Latino music. Walfredo Reyes Jr. combined cultural tradition, lessons from his father, and his love of the drum set to develop a unique, worldly, rhythmic sound. Some said that Walfredo Reyes Jr. simultaneously sounded like a drummer and a percussionist.

Conscious of the valuable education he received, Walfredo Reyes Jr. taught seminars and clinics to share his knowledge with future musicians. Walfredo Reyes Jr. also regularly taught private lessons to his own students. In order to reach a wider audience, Walfredo Reyes Jr. developed the DVD Global Beats to share with young drummers.

As a versatile player, Walfredo Reyes Jr.'s is skills have been demanded in both the studio and on the live stage. Walfredo Reyes Jr. performed with Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, David Lindley, Ricki Lee Jones, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, and Johnny Hallyday. Wally also played with his own eclectic fusion ensemble, Wallyworld. Most recently, he toured with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1977 Ecue Ritmos Cubanos Louis Bellson / Walfredo de los Reyes, Sr.
1984 Crazy Bird Clare Fischer & Salsa Picante
1984 Wild! Tania Maria
1985 Free Fall Clare Fischer
1986 Lives In the Balance Jacksone Browne
1986 Frontera Strunz & Farrah
1987 Tjaderama Clare Fischer
1988 Hazardous Material Bob Boykin & Firepower Featuring Ernie Watts
1989 World in Motion Jacksone Browne
1990 Sideman Serenade David Bromberg
1990 Radartown Mark Germino
1990 Sense of Place John Mayall
1990 Spirits Dancing in the Flesh Santana
1991 Pop,Pop Rickie Lee Jones
1991 Love is the Reason Marcos Loya
1991 Showstoppers Barry Manilow
1991 Change Starr Parodi
1991 Latino, Latino, Music from the Streets of LA Various Artists
1992 Cha Orchesta Sensacion Danzon
1992 Through the Winds Juan Carlos Quintero -
1992 Del Sol Dave Samuels
1992 Milagro Santana
1992 Grande Finale Secret Society
1992 Toolbox Toolbox
1993 Sacred Fire:Live in South America Santana
1993 Brothers Santana
1994 Passages Frank Gambale
1994 Speed of Light Flora Purim
1994 Now Go Ahead & Open your Eyes Flora Purim
1994 Woodstock 2 Various Artists
1995 In a Far Away Land Farzin
1995 Thinking Out Loud Frank Gambale
1995 Foreign Matter Peter Horvath
1995 Sol to Soul Freddie Ravel
1995 Dance of the Rainbow Serpent Santana
1996 Talk to Me Nestor Torres
1997 Passport Doug Cameron
1997 Rockin'in Rhythm Clare Fischer
1997 Vibes Alive Dirk Richer
1997 Electric World Neil Schon
1997 Junction Seven Steve Winwood
1997 Latin Jazz Dance Classes Volumes 1 & 2 Various Artists
1997 Wouldn't it Be Nice Various Artists
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle Various Artists
1998 Very Greasy David Lindley
1998 Wid Muse Strunz & Farrah
1998 World According to M.T Michael Thompson
1999 The Song lives On Joe Sample & Lalah Hathaway
2000 Brazil Rosemary Clooney & John Pizarrelli
2000 Live at Tour D'Eiffel Johnny Hallyday
2000 Live at Olympia Johnny Hallyday
2000 Never Too Late Michael O'Neil
2000 Grouchy Friendly Phil Roy
2000 Best of Santana Vol.2 Santana
2000 Siete Willie & Lobo
2001 Identity Crisis Affirmation
2001 Carribean Nights Various Artists
2005 Buban Jazz Con Sabor Sin Timbal No Se Pue Ballaros Walfredo de los Reyes Jr.
2007 Havana Sessions Cachao
2008 Sabor Cubano/Cuban Jazz Walfredo de los Reyes Jr.
2011 Songs from the Small Machine: Live in LA Lindsey Buckingham
 

Noise

 
 
  • Walfredo's younger brother, Kamar, plays the part of Antonio Vega on ABC's One Life To Live.
  • "As far as the musical equipment, my theory is let the music dictate your set up, let the music ask you for what it needs." -Walfredo de los Reyes Jr.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Mapex, Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Sabian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Remo
Electronics:  
Percussion: Latin Percussion, Factory Metal
Sticks: Regal Tip
 
 

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