Jazzin'

Jazzin'

by Tito Puente
     
 
Although the great Latin bandleader Tito Puente gets first billing and the Count Basie Orchestra "guests" on three of the ten selections, the obvious star of this set is singer India. Her emotional delivery borders sometimes on going over the top, but India is quite skilled as an interpreter of lyrics

Overview

Although the great Latin bandleader Tito Puente gets first billing and the Count Basie Orchestra "guests" on three of the ten selections, the obvious star of this set is singer India. Her emotional delivery borders sometimes on going over the top, but India is quite skilled as an interpreter of lyrics (both in English and in Spanish), as a scat and Latin jazz singer. She alternates standards with newer tunes and is assisted by such soloist as Puente (on vibes, marimbas and timbales), pianist Hilton Ruiz, altoist Bobby Porcelli, Mario Rivera on tenor and flutist Dave Valentin. This CD is a fine effort with plenty of spirit and exciting moments. [The 2000 Universal reissue of Jazzin' contains a bonus track.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/1996
Label:
Rmm Records
UPC:
0602828203221
catalogNumber:
82032

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tito Puente   Primary Artist,Leader,Marimbas,Timbales,Vibes
Grover Mitchell   Trombone,Leader
Hilton Ruiz   Synthesizer,Piano
Dave Valentin   Flute
India   Vocals
Milton Cardona   Background Vocals,Bata
Clarence Banks   Trombone
Scotty Barnhart   Trumpet
John Benítez   Bass,Double Bass
Manny Boyd   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Sonny Bravo   Piano
George Caldwell   Piano
Mitch Frohman   Baritone Saxophone
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández   Drums
Kenny Hing   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Bill Hughes   Bass Trombone
Ite Jerez   Trumpet
Brad Leali   Flute,Alto Saxophone
James Leary   Bass
Jose Madera   Conga
Vince Montana   Vibes
Bob Ojeda   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bobby Porcelli   Alto Saxophone
Mario Rivera   Tenor Saxophone
Bernd Schoenhart   Guitar
Mel Wanzo   Trombone
Mike Williams   Flugelhorn
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
John Williams   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Luisito Quintero   Percussion
Ray Vega   Trumpet
Patrick Sean McLain   Bass
Bernd Shoenhart   Guitar
Willie Matthews   Guitar
Alvin Walker   Trombone
Vidal Davis   Drums
Doug Miller   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Rich Thompson   Drums
Mitch Forhman   Baritone Saxophone
Patrick Sean McLain   Double Bass
Johnny Rodriguez   Bongos

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Arranger,Director,Producer,Audio Production
Hilton Ruiz   Arranger,Producer
Dave Valentin   Producer
Michael Philip Mossman   Arranger
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Marty Sheller   Arranger
Jon Fausty   Engineer
Vince Montana   Arranger,Composer
Jack Hooke   Executive Producer
Mikael Ifversen   Engineer
Ralph Mercado   Executive Producer
Fredrick Bush   Art Direction
Alfredo Cruz   Liner Notes
Joey Lazzanzi   Composer

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