Beautiful drummer. A groove master. My friend David Garfield has been organizing a "Carlos Vega Birthday Memorial Concert" since 1998.... This year, it'll take place on 9 December. Check out www.creatchy.com
for more information.
I am friends with some of Carlos' close friends and they all are very discreet as for the reasons why he took his life... I surely miss his playing.
I attended this gig in 2001 and it was pure magic. L.A.'s top cats are always there... Superb gig.