As a young man growing up in Wisconsin, our family turntable was the best source of Cuban culture. My parents subscribed to a Cuban "LP of the month club" out of Miami and built up a collection of music. (They still have the LP's today!)
One of our favorite groups was Orquesta Aragon, one of the great Cuban bands of the 20th century.
Richard Egües was Aragon's flute player. His unique sound helped the group achieve world-wide popularity. In '99, Egues released a solo album, "Cuban Sessions".
Egues was born in 1919 and died in 2006. He was 84 and left us a huge collection of records and songs.