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Sabroso: The Afro-Latin Groove

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sabroso! The Afro-Latin Groove is a terrific 18-track collection of Latin jazz recorded between 1954 and 1972. Many of the songs here are making their debut appearence on CD, and several of the artists here -- including major artists like Willie Bobo -- are underrepresented on disc, so this is a helpful way to round up cool, groove-oriented cuts by the likes of Bobo, Willie Rosario, Tito Rodriguez, Jue Cuba Sextette, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, Ocho, Machito, Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Kako and Ray Barretto. It's not a perfect collection, especially since it leans a little too heavily toward the groove, but it has an abundance of hot music and makes for a ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sabroso! The Afro-Latin Groove is a terrific 18-track collection of Latin jazz recorded between 1954 and 1972. Many of the songs here are making their debut appearence on CD, and several of the artists here -- including major artists like Willie Bobo -- are underrepresented on disc, so this is a helpful way to round up cool, groove-oriented cuts by the likes of Bobo, Willie Rosario, Tito Rodriguez, Jue Cuba Sextette, Mongo Santamaria, Cal Tjader, Ocho, Machito, Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Kako and Ray Barretto. It's not a perfect collection, especially since it leans a little too heavily toward the groove, but it has an abundance of hot music and makes for a good introduction to the genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227520922
  • Catalog Number: 75209

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fried Neck Bones and Some Homefries - Willie Bobo (3:05)
  2. 2 Watusi Boogaloo - Willie Rosario (2:58)
  3. 3 Descarga Cachao - Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra (5:00)
  4. 4 So What - Joe Cuba (3:24)
  5. 5 Sweet 'tater Pie - Mongo Santamaria & His Orchestra (2:42)
  6. 6 Picadillo - Cal Tjader (7:09)
  7. 7 Undress My Mind - Ocho (3:32)
  8. 8 Cocinando Suave - Ray Barretto (6:03)
  9. 9 Relax and Mambo - Machito (3:12)
  10. 10 Heat! - Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers (4:43)
  11. 11 Viva Cepeda - Cal Tjader (3:43)
  12. 12 Hong Kong Mambo - Tito Puente & His Orchestra (3:48)
  13. 13 Salsa Y Bembé - Joe Cuba Sextet (2:53)
  14. 14 Mambo Show - Charlie Palmieri (5:54)
  15. 15 Welcome to the Party - The Har-You Percussion Group (4:02)
  16. 16 Roots - Willie Bobo (3:18)
  17. 17 Oríza - Ocho (4:48)
  18. 18 Shingaling Shingaling - Kako & His Orchestra (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
José Feliciano Vocals
Ray Barretto Conga, Track Performer
Cachao Bass
Joe Cuba Conga, Track Performer
Machito Track Performer
Charlie Palmieri Track Performer
Tito Puente Marimbas
Willie Rosario Percussion, Track Performer
Vince Guaraldi Piano
Hubert Laws Tenor Saxophone
Julian Priester Trombone
Ray Mantilla Timbales
Seldon Powell Tenor Saxophone
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers Track Performer
Willie Rodriguez Percussion
Al McKibbon Bass
Marty Sheller Trumpet
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Willie Bobo Timbales, Track Performer
Rudy Calzado Percussion
Jose Canoura Flute
George Castro Percussion
Neal Creque Piano
Jimmy Frisaura Trumpet
Carmelo Garcia Timbales
David Gonzalez Trumpet
Graciela Peréz Grillo Vocals, Claves
Rodgers Grant Piano
René Hernández Piano
Jerry Sanfino Saxophone
Nick Kirksey Piano
Wito Kortwright Guiro
Melvin Lastie Cornet
Louis Laurita Trumpet
Tommy Lopez Conga, Drums
Ray Lucas Drums
Jose Madera Tenor Saxophone
Jose Mangual Percussion, Bongos
Andy McCloud III Bass
Ubaldo Nieto Timbales
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Manny Oquendo Drums
Raymond Orchart Percussion
Fred Pagani Percussion
Eddie Palmieri Piano, Track Performer
Victor Pantoja Percussion
Victor Paz Trumpet
Ed Pazant Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Phillips Bass
Bill Phipps Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Louie Ramirez Timbales, Vibes
Gene Rapett Trumpet
Bobby Rodriguez Bass
Ray Rodriguez Bongos
Barry Rogers Trombone
Jimmy Sabater Timbales, Vocals
Mongo Santamaría Conga
Jose Silva Tenor Saxophone
Larry Spencer Trumpet
Andre Strobert Drums
Cal Tjader Vibes, Track Performer
Willie Torres Vocals
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Conga
Marcelino Valdez Conga
Victor Venegas Bass
El Negro Vivar Trumpet
Mark Weinstein Trombone
Billy Butler Guitar
Osvaldo Martinez cowbell, Guiro, gourd
Alfredito Valdez Jr. Piano
Hector Rivera Piano
Jon Hart Bass
Al Pazant Trumpet
Pucho Timbales
Leslie Johnakins Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Marshall Tenor Saxophone
Joe Cuba Sextet Track Performer
Camilo Azuquita Vocals
Charlie Jones Percussion
Ocho Track Performer
Juan Rodriguez Bongos
The Har-You Percussion Group Track Performer
Frank Davilla Trumpet
Sam Turner Conga, Timbales
Rafael Palau Saxophone
Bobby Woodlen Trumpet
Pedro "Puchi" Boulong Trumpet
Tony Cofresi Trumpet
Alberto Santiago Estevez Vocals
Roberto Hernández Bass
Antonio Santa Cruz cowbell
Manny Roman Vocals
Tito Puente & His Orchestra Track Performer
Myles Matthews Bongos, Timbales
Edward Rivera Bass
David Lee Tucker Trumpet
Cecil Jackson Conga
John Moody Electric Bass
José Papo Rodríguez Trombone
Alberto de Mercado Trumpet
Nick Jiménez Piano
Victor Allende Percussion
Norberto Appellaniz Bongos
Mongo Santamaria & His Orchestra Track Performer
Ricky Jackson Bass
Tony Buonpastore Saxophone
Emilio Reales Trumpet
Bobby Brown Tenor Saxophone
Gene Johnson Alto Saxophone
Donald Howard Conga
Leon Merian Trumpet
Frank Lo Pinto Trumpet
Bobby Capers Alto Saxophone
Kako & His Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
José Feliciano Composer
Machito Composer
Charlie Palmieri Composer
Tito Puente Arranger
Tito Rodriguez Director
Montego Joe Producer
Leroy Holmes Producer
Mario Bauzá Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Joe Cain Producer
Neal Creque Arranger
Rodgers Grant Arranger
René Hernández Arranger, Composer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Melvin Lastie Arranger
Arif Mardin Producer
Bobby Marin Producer
Eddie Palmieri Arranger
Fred Reynolds Producer
Joe Rivera Contributor
Al Santiago Producer
Pete Spargo Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Hector Rivera Arranger
Charlie Jones Contributor
Julie Vlasak Art Direction
José Rizo Liner Notes
Don Schutten Producer
Nick Jiménez Arranger
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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