Candido Camero was born on April 22nd, 1921 in Barrio Cerro, Havana, Cuba. Candido has become an important star in the jazz world, as well as the Afro Cuban genre, performing and recording with Machito's Afro Cubans, Billie Holiday, Billy Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and recently with Tony Bennett. The list goes on and on. He has transformed the conga drum into an international instrument used in all genres of music.
Though in 1963 some purists considered Reflections to be certain evidence that Stan Getz had sold out and abandoned "real jazz" completely, the album is actually, while perhaps not a masterpiece, an artful and intriguing sidebar to the tenor saxophonist's now celebrated bossa nova period. Getz was always a sublimely smooth and lyrical player who had already recorded in an orchestral setting on the groundbreaking Focus, and had a number one pop hit with Jazz Samba. It was only natural, then, that he would want to combine the two concepts.