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Larry Harlow

If anybody could be called a virtuoso, it's Lawrence Ira Kahn. Born in New York to a North American Jewish family, Kahn grew up with a young brother, Andy (who also became a distinguished musician), in a Jewish and Puerto Rican neighborhood.

Ira Kahn, known as Larry Harlow and later dubbed "The Marvelous Jew," made a name for himself with his dexterity on the piano, organ, flute, and bass. He was also known for his solid classical training on harmony and composition.

Attracted to and influenced by the culture of the Latin community, and with a latent interest in getting in touch with his roots, he dedicated himself to an exhaustive study of the various manifestations and expressions of his music. It is also interesting to note that he gained celebrity as the leader of several jazz groups, and is considered a consummate interpreter of jazz, as well as salsa.

Harlow was a pioneer among the many talents involved with Fania Records, the label with which he recorded more than 106 albums by various artists, and 50 of his own. Simultaneously, he worked on several productions with his subsidiary labels.

He has been so prolific and so successful that he has been honored for his memorable albums, such as "El exigente," "Me and My Monkey" (which went gold), “Electric Harlow,” “Yo soy latino,” “Hommy,” “Salsa,” and “La raza latina,” an ambitious album that featured the collaboration of Rubén Blades and earned Harlow a Grammy nomination. On each and every one of his productions, Harlow made his mark as composer, musician, producer, and director. He was a mentor to many who have now made a name for themselves and become part of the history of our music.

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Si alguien puede catalogarse como un virtuoso de la música, es Lawrence Ira Kahn, nacido en Nueva York, descendiente de una familia de judíos norteamericanos que fue criado junto a su hermano menor Andy, también destacado músico, en un barrio integrado por judíos y puertorriqueños.

Ira Kahn, conocido como Larry Harlow, y al que posteriormente se le adjudicaría el pseudónimo de “El Judío Maravilloso” se distinguió por la ejecución de varios instrumentos musicales: pia.

Atraído e influenciado por la cultura de la comunidad latina, y con la latente inquietud de enriquecer sus raíces, se dedicó a un exhaustivo estudio de las distintas manifestaciones y expresiones de su música. Aunque también es digno señalar su celebridad como director de agrupaciones de jazz del que es considerado un consumado intérprete del género tanto como de la salsa.

Fue uno de los pioneros entre los talentos contratados por el sello discográfico Fania, para el que grabó más de ciento seis álbumes de distintos artistas y cincuenta de su propia autoría al frente de su orquesta. Al mismo tiempo que, se encargaría de varias producciones para sus sellos subsidiarios.

Es tan basta y prolífica su carrera musical, han sido tantos los éxitos y reconocimientos que le ha concedido la industria por sus memorables producciones entre las que se destacan : “El Exigente”, “Me And My Monkey” (Disco de Oro), “Electric Harlow”, “Yo Soy Latino”, “Hommy”, “Salsa”, y “La Raza Latina”, un ambicioso disco en el que participó Rubén Blades y le ganara una nominación para el premio “Grammy”. En todas y cada una de ellas, dejó impreso su nombre como compositor, músico, productor, director y mentor de muchas figuras que hoy han consolidado un nombre y forman parte de la historia de nuestra música.

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