For more than half a century LP has produced classic percussion instruments as well as hundreds of patented improvements and new designs of musical instruments that meet the exacting standards of professional musicians. LP instruments have been used on thousands of the most famous recordings by many top bands, from classic salsa to classic rock. LP is an essential part of so many musical genres that it is almost impossible to turn on a radio or listen to a playlist and not listen to an LP instrument.
In 1956, Martin Cohen, a young mechanical engineer and avid photographer of the Bronx, found the famous Birdland jazz club in New York. He entered and was immediately captivated by the sound and energy of Latin jazz.
In 1964, Martin Cohen founded the Latin Percussion (LP) and soon delivered bongos, bells and other instruments in brown paper bags to musicians.
Today, LP percussion instruments are put to the test by professional and amateur musicians around the world. Year after year, LP's legacy persists, while a research and development team continues to work with top artists to create the best percussion instruments.