RELEASE
LABEL
Concord Picante
GENRES
Latin, Cuban Jazz, Salsa, Mambo, Latin Pop, World Fusion, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cuban Traditions, Latin Big Band

Album Review

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, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mambo Diablohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mambo-diablo/id213001560?i=213001562&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Take Fivehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/take-five/id213001560?i=213001567&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Lush Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lush-life/id213001560?i=213001582&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Pick Yourself Uphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pick-yourself-up/id213001560?i=213001596&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Lullaby of Birdlandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lullaby-of-birdland/id213001560?i=213001640&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. No Pienses Asihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/no-pienses-asi/id213001560?i=213001657&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Chinahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/china/id213001560?i=213001665&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Eastern Joy Dancehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/eastern-joy-dance/id213001560?i=213001668&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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