Tito Puente

Tito Puente - Dance Mania (1958) {2CD 2009 Legacy Edition Vol 1&2 Extra Tracks}

Tito Puente - Dance Mania (1958) {2CD 2009 Legacy Edition Vol 1&2 Extra Tracks}
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Jazz / Latin Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz

Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, Pérez Prado's Havana 3 A.M., had been released the previous year, and Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" had hit number one in 1955.) Recorded as part of a just-signed exclusive contract with RCA and appearing in vibrant sound as part of the label's Living Stereo series, Dance Mania exploded with a series of tight arrangements, propulsive playing, and the features of new additions in vocalist Santos Colón and conguero Ray Barretto (who helped, in part, make up for the recent loss of Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's group).

Tito Puente - Out Of This World (1991) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 17, 2016
Tito Puente - Out Of This World (1991) {Concord}

Tito Puente - Out Of This World (1991) {Concord}
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Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz

The music on Out of This World is consistently exciting, a very winning blend of bop-oriented jazz and Latin rhythms. Among the key players are trumpeter Charlie Sepulveda, trombonist Papo Vazquez, Mario Rivera on tenor, and no less than four Rodriguezes (bassist Bobby, trumpeter Piro, John on bongos, and Jose on chekere).

Tito Puente & Phil Woods - Salsa Meets Jazz (1988) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 17, 2016
Tito Puente & Phil Woods - Salsa Meets Jazz (1988) {Concord}

Tito Puente & Phil Woods - Salsa Meets Jazz (1988) {Concord}
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Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz

For this particular Tito Puente recording, his exciting three-horn, three-percussion Latin jazz octet (which includes longtime saxophone soloist Mario Rivera) is joined by alto great Phil Woods on three of the eight selections, including Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica" and "Repetition." Such songs as "Corner Pocket," "Carioca" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" sound perfectly natural in this Afro-Cuban jazz setting, and Puente (well featured on vibes and timbales) is responsible for two originals and seven of the nine arrangements. The music is danceable, adventurous and quite fun.

Tito Puente - Tambo (1960) {RCA}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 17, 2016
Tito Puente - Tambo (1960) {RCA}

Tito Puente - Tambo (1960) {RCA}
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Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz

Although reeds, brass, and even guitars are tossed in here and there to help create what the liner notes describe as "an exotic picture of tropical wildlife," the main focus is on percussion and some of the best tracks are the ones where the other orchestra members probably stepped out for a cup of Joe. One hesitates at the thought of pumping further caffeine into the timbale-pummelling Puente or his cohorts on congas, guiros, bongos, and assorted other percussion. Listeners who think a computer is necessary to play as fast as the beats would get in 90's jungle music had better check this man's hands out. Highlight track is, hands down, the unforgettable "Witchdoctor's Nightmare," a great way to start off the sounds at any party.
Tito Puente - Quatro: The Definitive Collection (2012) [5CD Box Set] {Sony Music Latin}

Tito Puente - Quatro: The Definitive Collection (2012) [5CD Box Set] {Sony Music Latin}
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Jazz / International Jazz / Latin / Cuban Traditions / Mambo / Afro-Cuban Jazz

Quatro: The Definitive Collection assembles four truly classic Tito Puente albums recorded between 1955 and 1960 for RCA, and adds a disc of outtakes, alternate takes, and rarities in a lavishly designed limited-edition box set. The box is 6" x 6" with each album housed individually in a thick cardboard sleeve with back and front facsimile cover art. These four albums were cut in chronological order: Cuban Carnival (1956), Night Beat (1957), Dance Mania (1958), and Revolving Bandstand (1960), the last recorded in collaboration with the Buddy Morrow Orchestra.

Tito Puente - Royal T (1993) {Concord Picante} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 5, 2015
Tito Puente - Royal T (1993) {Concord Picante} [Re-Up]

Tito Puente - Royal T (1993) {Concord Picante}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Cuban Jazz, Afrocubism, Latin Big Band

Tito Puente has long championed Latin-jazz, a combination of Latin percussion and rhythms with bebop-oriented jazz. This release from the Concord Picante label serves as a perfect introduction to his music. For this date Puente (who performs on timbales and marimba) uses six horns, piano, bass, synthesizer and three other percussionists to play everything from "Donna Lee" and "Stompin' at the Savoy" to his own exotic originals.

Tito Puente - Live In Montreal (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Oct. 2, 2014
Tito Puente - Live In Montreal (2004)

Tito Puente - Live In Montreal (2004)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Universal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 12 Jan 2004 | Runtime: 59 min. | 4,31 GB (DVD5)

By virtue of his warm, flamboyant stage manner, longevity, constant touring, and appearances in the mass media, Tito Puente is probably the most beloved symbol of Latin jazz. But more than that, Puente managed to keep his music remarkably fresh over the decades; as a timbales virtuoso, he combined mastery over every rhythmic nuance with old-fashioned showmanship watching his eyes bug out when taking a dynamic solo was one of the great treats for Latin jazz fans.

Tito Puente - Goza Mi Timbal (1990)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 7, 2013
Tito Puente - Goza Mi Timbal (1990)

Tito Puente - Goza Mi Timbal (1990)
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Genre: Latin Jazz

This Concord CD was Tito Puente's 99th as a leader and the music is particularly strong. Four jazz standards alternate with a quartet of Puente's originals and Chucho Valdes' "Cha Cha Cha," all of which are potentially good vehicles for jazz improvisations (although "Ode" and "Lambada" are dominated by group vocals). There are plenty of fine solos throughout by the five horn players and the three or four-piece percussion section keeps the rhythms infectious. In the world of Latin-jazz, Tito Puente has had few peers.
Tito Puente - Completa Seleccion De Temas Inolvidables (2006) [2CD]

Tito Puente - Completa Seleccion De Temas Inolvidables (2006) [2CD]
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Genre: Latin Jazz

Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, (April 20, 1923 – June 1, 2000), was a Latin jazz and salsa musician and composer. The son of native Puerto Ricans, Ernest and Ercilia Puente, living in New York City's Spanish Harlem community, Puente is often credited as "El Rey de los Timbales" (The King of the timbales) and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that helped keep his career going for 50 years.

Tito Puente - Royal T (1993)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 5, 2013
Tito Puente - Royal T (1993)

Tito Puente - Royal T (1993)
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Cuban Jazz, Afrocubism, Latin Big Band

Tito Puente has long championed Latin-jazz, a combination of Latin percussion and rhythms with bebop-oriented jazz. This release from the Concord Picante label serves as a perfect introduction to his music. For this date Puente (who performs on timbales and marimba) uses six horns, piano, bass, synthesizer and three other percussionists to play everything from "Donna Lee" and "Stompin' at the Savoy" to his own exotic originals.