Humberto Cane; Influential Cuban Musician
Humberto Cane, 82, a Cuban musician influential in Havana, Mexico City and Los Angeles. Born in Matanzas in 1918, Cane was the son of Valentin Cane, the founder of the influential group Sonora Matancera. Humberto played in his father’s band for several years before forming his own group, Conjunto Azul. He moved to Mexico City in the mid-1940s where he became an accomplished bassist, arranger and bandleader. It was with Cane’s band that the legendary singer Beny More began his career as a soloist. Humberto later played bass for the Trio Los Panchos and toured Europe with Tona La Negra. In the mid-1950s he led the very successful Conjunto Yeyo y Cane in Mexico. By the early 1960s, Cane had relocated to Los Angeles where he played with the Rene Bloch Orchestra and many other groups playing Cuban music in and around Southern California. On May 13 in Los Angeles.