Mongo '70/Mongo at Montreux

Mongo '70/Mongo at Montreux

by Mongo Santamaría
     
 
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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2000
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431640128
catalogNumber:
6401

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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
Marty Sheller   Arranger
Neal Creque   Arranger
Joel Dorn   Producer
Sonny Henry   Arranger
Jon Hart   Arranger
Charles Williamson   Arranger

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