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Chocolate Armenteros

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros (4 April 1928 – 6 January 2016) was a Cuban trumpeter. He played with artists such as Arsenio Rodríguez, Generoso Jiménez, Chico O'Farrill, Orchestra Harlow, Eddie Palmieri and Cachao. Due to his characteristic approach to Afro-Cuban trumpet playing as well as his extensive recording career, several monographs have been written on his music.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4th, 1928 (Santa Clara), Died January 6th, 2016 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CU-475 10-in. before 8/8/1950 Cárdenas Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, trumpet  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armenteros, Chocolate," accessed August 5, 2021,

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"Armenteros, Chocolate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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