Archive for June 26th, 2014

LP Highlights 50 Years with Classic Artist Photos on Instagram

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson
Patato Valdez, Martin Cohen & Tito Puente 1990

Good friends - Patato Valdez, Martin Cohen & Tito Puente in the LP Studio celebrating Tito's Hollywood Star, 1990.

LP announces a new Instagram page featuring photos of many of the percussionists and drummers that were instrumental in the development of Latin Percussion. The images are the work of LP founder Martin Cohen. Spanning four decades, the photos mark LP’s 50th Anniversary in 2014.

Martin Cohen’s distinct and fluid artist images were borne from his love of photography combined with his passion for music. The same players who helped Cohen fine-tune his percussion instruments were also the subject of his iconic photos.

Classic photos of celebrated percussion and drumming legends such as Tito Puente, Carlos “Patato” Valdez, Armando Peraza, Candidio Camero, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Collins, and Buddy Rich are featured on the site. Additional photography will be added regularly.

Visit to see the collection of images.



Percussionists & Drummers — See Ron Powell Play LP!

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

Ron Powell FREE Online ClinicIf you weren’t able to catch LP & GC’s online percussion class with world-class player Ron Powell.

Ron is a skilled percussionist, an accomplished musician and exciting performer who has toured worldwide with many great artists, the most notable being, Madonna, Kenny G., Diana Ross and Sergio Mendes.

During the LIVE broadcast, Ron played and demonstrated LP congas, cajons, and a slew of percussion toys that are great for both drum set players and percussionists.