Mongo '70/Mongo at Montreux

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Pairing Mongo Santamaria with producer/composer Neal Creque, Mongo '70 moves the percussion virtuoso away from the covers-heavy pop-soul of his Columbia LPs in favor of Latin-inspired jazz-funk of surprising gravitas. Creque's original material boasts a drama and complexity absent from the flower-power hits that were Santamaria's bread and butter in years past, and the conguero responds in kind with his most vibrant and powerful performance in some time. This two-fer also includes the blistering Mongo at Montreux, recorded live at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival. Embracing all facets of his expansive musical vision, the set spans soulful Latin boogaloo grooves like "Come ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Pairing Mongo Santamaria with producer/composer Neal Creque, Mongo '70 moves the percussion virtuoso away from the covers-heavy pop-soul of his Columbia LPs in favor of Latin-inspired jazz-funk of surprising gravitas. Creque's original material boasts a drama and complexity absent from the flower-power hits that were Santamaria's bread and butter in years past, and the conguero responds in kind with his most vibrant and powerful performance in some time. This two-fer also includes the blistering Mongo at Montreux, recorded live at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival. Embracing all facets of his expansive musical vision, the set spans soulful Latin boogaloo grooves like "Come Candela" to psychedelic jazz renditions of pop hits like the Temptations' "Cloud Nine" to straight-up funk excursions like "Climax," all of it relentlessly energetic music genetically engineered for dancing -- most impressive of all is "Conversation in Drums," a virtual primer in Latin percussion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2000
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431640128
  • Catalog Number: 6401
  • Sales rank: 110,176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Windjammer (3:21)
  2. 2 Yesterday's Tomorrow (3:33)
  3. 3 March of the Panther (3:54)
  4. 4 Look Away (4:07)
  5. 5 Night Crawler (4:27)
  6. 6 The Whistler (3:50)
  7. 7 Adobo Criollo (4:00)
  8. 8 Mo' Do' (3:56)
  9. 9 Grass Roots (4:14)
  10. 10 Dedicated to Love (3:08)
  11. 11 Come Candela (3:53)
  12. 12 Climax (4:56)
  13. 13 Disappear (4:55)
  14. 14 Marty's Tune (4:44)
  15. 15 Soleil (5:50)
  16. 16 Conversation in Drums (1:40)
  17. 17 I Wanna Know (3:01)
  18. 18 Watermelon Man (0:59)
  19. 19 Standing Ovation (1:17)
  20. 20 Cloud Nine (4:57)
  21. 21 Watermelon Man (1:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mongo Santamaría Primary Artist, Bongos, Conga
Armando Peraza Bongos, Conga
Roger Glenn Flute, Vibes
Carter Jefferson Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Angel Allende Percussion, Timbales
Steve Berrios Drums, Timbales
Alfred Brown Viola
Selwart Clarke Viola
Neal Creque Piano, Electric Piano
Eric Gale Guitar
Israel Gonzalez Trumpet
Emanuel Green Violin
Harry Lookofsky Violin
Trevor Lawrence Baritone Saxophone
Raymond Maldonado Trumpet, cowbell
Joseph Malin Violin
Eddie Martinez Piano
Kermit Moore Cello
Gene Orloff Violin
Grant Reed Flute, Tenor Saxophone
George Ricci Cello
Osvaldo Martinez Percussion
Edward Rivera Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Herbie Hancock Composer
Randle Chowning Composer
Marty Sheller Arranger
Neal Creque Arranger
Joel Dorn Producer
Sonny Henry Arranger
Jon Hart Arranger
Charles Williamson Arranger
Neil Reid Composer
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