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The Bass Geek
11Feb/090

In Memory of Cachaito

Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez didn't get a lot of attention until the Buena Vista Social Club movie and album made it big, and in that he was like a lot of Cuban musicians. However, his death is a loss both for music and specifically bassists. As the nephew of Israel "Cachao" Lopez, he continued a tradition of both the music his uncle helped develop and the bass lines that made it so unique and wonderful. He will be missed.