Concord Picante
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 Diablo
  2. Take Five
  3. Lush Life
  4. Pick Yourself Up
  5. Lullaby of Birdland
  6. No Pienses Asi
  7. China
  8. Eastern Joy Dance
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