Latin Jazz: The Essential Album

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Although the title is a bit overambitious, Manteca's Latin Jazz: The Essential Album is still a decent collection of music. Yes, important artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Palmieri, and Machito are missing, but there are cuts from Flora Purim, Mongo Santamaria, and Tito Puente (in fact, two from the latter) that make up for that absence. Perhaps the biggest problem with the two-disc, 25-track album is that the scope it tries to cover is too large (it reaches into Brazilian jazz with Tânia Maria and Trio da Paz as well as electronica with Da Lata, Azymuth, Suba, Sidestepper, and Snowboy), and so ideas and themes are just touched upon instead of truly explored (not to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Although the title is a bit overambitious, Manteca's Latin Jazz: The Essential Album is still a decent collection of music. Yes, important artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Palmieri, and Machito are missing, but there are cuts from Flora Purim, Mongo Santamaria, and Tito Puente (in fact, two from the latter) that make up for that absence. Perhaps the biggest problem with the two-disc, 25-track album is that the scope it tries to cover is too large (it reaches into Brazilian jazz with Tânia Maria and Trio da Paz as well as electronica with Da Lata, Azymuth, Suba, Sidestepper, and Snowboy), and so ideas and themes are just touched upon instead of truly explored (not to mention the fact that many Latin jazz purists might have trouble with the DJ-based acts). Still, Ray Barretto's "Summertime" and Cal Tjader's "Mambo Mindero" are hot enough to keep Latin Jazz: The Essential Album moving easily along.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2002
  • Label: Manteca
  • UPC: 698458220820
  • Catalog Number: 208

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take Five - Tito Puente (6:03)
  2. 2 Bien Sabroso - Poncho Sanchez (4:05)
  3. 3 Smooth Operator - Mongo Santamaría (4:57)
  4. 4 Yatra-Tá - Tania Maria (4:22)
  5. 5 Canteloupe Island - Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers (3:45)
  6. 6 Mr PC - Snowboy (3:43)
  7. 7 Hoy Tenemos - Sidestepper (5:48)
  8. 8 Mambo Mindoro - Cal Tjader (3:46)
  9. 9 Felicidade - Suba (4:21)
  10. 10 Ponteio - Da Lata (5:48)
  11. 11 Keep the Spirits Singing - Trio da Paz (4:24)
  12. 12 Outro Lado - Zuco 103 (4:32)
  13. 13 Jive Samba - Cannonball Adderley (10:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Un Dia Mas - Chichi Peralta (12:55)
  2. 2 Samba All Day Long - Jorge Dalto & The Interamerican Band (6:18)
  3. 3 Skaravan - Jazz Jamaica Allstars (4:30)
  4. 4 Oye Como Va - Tito Puente (5:54)
  5. 5 Avantage de Rever Voce (Rocking You) - Marcos Valle (4:51)
  6. 6 Chitterlings Con Carne - Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers (4:41)
  7. 7 Marie Laveaux - ¡Cubanismo! (4:48)
  8. 8 Valsa for Us (Waltz for Us) - Azymuth (5:34)
  9. 9 California Dreaming - Kymaera (3:11)
  10. 10 Cabo Frio - Pete Escovedo (3:35)
  11. 11 Humble People - Flora Purim (4:05)
  12. 12 Summertime - Ray Barretto (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Barretto Track Performer
Tito Puente Track Performer
Cannonball Adderley Track Performer
Pete Escovedo Track Performer
Tania Maria Track Performer
Trio da Paz Track Performer
Flora Purim Track Performer
Poncho Sanchez Track Performer
Mongo Santamaría Track Performer
Cal Tjader Track Performer
Jazz Jamaica Allstars Track Performer
Jorge Dalto & The Interamerican Band Track Performer
Chichi Peralta Track Performer
Da Lata Track Performer
Kymaera Track Performer
Technical Credits
John Phillips Composer
Michelle Phillips Composer
Sade Adu Composer
Richard Blair Producer
John Coltrane Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Clyde Otis Composer
Marcos Valle Producer
Patrick Forge Arranger, Producer
Chris Franck Arranger, Producer
Matthias Heilbronn Arranger, Engineer
Murray Stein Composer
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
Ben Grassinni Engineer
Antonio Hardy Composer
St. John Composer
Iván Benavides Composer, Producer
Joe Davis Producer
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