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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmambo-diablo%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001562%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Take Fivehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftake-five%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001567%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Lush Lifehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flush-life%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001582%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Pick Yourself Uphttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpick-yourself-up%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001596%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Lullaby of Birdlandhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flullaby-of-birdland%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001640%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. No Pienses Asihttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fno-pienses-asi%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001657%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Chinahttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fchina%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001665%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Eastern Joy Dancehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Feastern-joy-dance%252Fid213001560%253Fi%253D213001668%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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