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"I became part of Típica '73 on October 3, 1977 at El Corso night club. I got most of my experience as musical director from Típica 73 working with musicians like Johnny Rodriguez, Sonny Bravo, Mario Rivera, Leopoldo Pineda, Nicky Marrero, Alfredo De La Fe. All these cats were in Típica 73. They were the maestros to me. They came from Tito Rodriguez's band, Tito Puente, Machito, Fajardo."