This is a story of the renowned musician known internationally as the King of Latin Music, an instrumental force in the rise of "la musica latina" and its spread throughout the world.
Here are first-person stories that trace Tito's life, starting with the early years in New York City, through the war years, the emergence of the Palladium nightclub as a center of Latin Music and his development as an arranger and bandleader. Tito provides humor, history and insights into the music and its masters, and discusses the foundation of Latin jazz and the evolution of Mambo, Rumba and Danzon.
Includes a special Bonus DVD that features never-before-seen footage of Tito discussing his incredible 50-year career as a band leader.
(Book). Biography of the legendary Tito Puente and a brief history of Afro-Cuban/salsa music that he popularized throughout the world. A 2-hour DVD includes Tito discussing his incredible 50-year career as a band leader and the influence of other musicians from Cachao to Celia Cruz to Santana had on him. It also features Tito soloing on his legendary gold timbales. The book includes a discography and 50 archival photos.