Azteca

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 70s latin rock soul rock funk american latin jazz rock fusion soul-funk latin fusion Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Percussionists Coke and Pete Escovedo (13 July 1935, Pittsburg, California, USA) formed this expansive unit in San Francisco, USA, upon their departure from Santana in 1972. Taking a cue from the latter group’s Abraxas, Azteca formed a distinctly Latin American sound that helped them become a popular live attraction. A four-piece horn section emphasized the group’s rhythmic style, but their strength in concert did not transfer to the recording studio. Azteca broke up in 1974, following which Pete Escovedo formed a duo with his daughter Sheila E. Three albums followed before he rejoined Santana. Sheila E. later found fame with Prince.

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