Cachao

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Israel López Valdés, better known as Cachao (/kəˈtʃaʊ/ kə-CHOW; September 14, 1918 – March 22, 2008), was a Cuban double bassist and composer. He is considered one of the most influential charanga bassists of all-time, the co-creator of the mambo and a master of the descarga (improvised Cuban jam sessions). He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and won several Grammy Awards from the 1990s.