Tito Puente Mambo Diablo [Concord Picante]
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- Released: September 1, 1986
- Originally Released: 1986
- Label: Concord Records
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Personnel: Tito Puente (vibraphone, timbales, percussion); Mario Rivera (soprano & tenor saxophones, flute); Jimmy Frisaura (trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone); Ray Gonzalez (trumpet, flugelhorn); George Shearing, Sonny Bravo (piano); Bobby Rodriguez (bass); Jose Madera (congas, percussion); Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez (bongos, percussion).
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in May 1985. Includes liner notes by Pablo Guzman.
Personnel: Tito Puente (vibraphone, marimba, timbales, percussion); Mario Rivera (fiddle, flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jimmy Frisaura (trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone); Ray Gonzalez (trumpet, flugelhorn); George Shearing, Sonny Bravo (piano); Jose Madera (congas, percussion); Johnny Dandy Rodrigues, John "Dandy" Rodriguez, Johnny Rodriguez (bongos, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Pablo Guzman.
Recording information: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Tito Puente; Johnny Dandy Rodrigues; Mario Rivera; Ray Gonzalez; Jose Madera; Sonny Bravo; Jimmy Frisaura; Bobby Rodriguez.
Although he was never inactive, the 1980s found Tito Puente in a bit of a renaissance. His exciting Afro-Cuban jazz band had found a home on the Concord Picante label, and his music was increasing in popularity again. This particular CD has a stronger than usual repertoire, including "Take Five," "Lush Life" (done as Latin jazz), "Pick Yourself Up" and "Lullaby of Birdland"; the latter song has its composer George Shearing guesting on piano. Puente wrote half of the arrangements, contributed some excellent playing on timbales and vibes, and is heard heading a spirited three-horn, three-percussion octet. Very enjoyable music. ~ Scott Yanow
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