Solo Two/Happy Together

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After the breakup of his large Latin band Azteca, percussionist Pete Escovedo, with the assistance of Billy Cobham, recorded two albums for Fantasy that costarred his teenage daughter Sheila E. on conga and timbales. All of the music from the 1976 and 1978 sessions is on this single CD, except for one song left out due to lack of space. Augmenting their rhythm section which includes keyboardist Mark Soskin and, on the second date, drummer Cobham with guests from the Bay Area most notably trumpeter Tom Harrell and the woodwinds of Mel Martin, the Escovedos perform music that crosses many boundaries. Ranging from fusion to Latin jazz with pop sensibilities, most of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After the breakup of his large Latin band Azteca, percussionist Pete Escovedo, with the assistance of Billy Cobham, recorded two albums for Fantasy that costarred his teenage daughter Sheila E. on conga and timbales. All of the music from the 1976 and 1978 sessions is on this single CD, except for one song left out due to lack of space. Augmenting their rhythm section which includes keyboardist Mark Soskin and, on the second date, drummer Cobham with guests from the Bay Area most notably trumpeter Tom Harrell and the woodwinds of Mel Martin, the Escovedos perform music that crosses many boundaries. Ranging from fusion to Latin jazz with pop sensibilities, most of the slightly commercial instrumental music is reasonably creative and always infectious. This CD will appeal to pop, salsa and open-minded jazz listeners alike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/1997
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218244725
  • Catalog Number: 24747
  • Sales rank: 76,935

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bittersweet (5:50)
  2. 2 Vera Cruz (3:59)
  3. 3 Solo Tu (6:58)
  4. 4 Azteca Mozambique (9:20)
  5. 5 Fantasy Junction (9:51)
  6. 6 Linda Chicana (3:14)
  7. 7 Ain't That the Truth (4:41)
  8. 8 Harock A Molé (6:12)
  9. 9 Bolinas (4:13)
  10. 10 Bridges (Travessia) (4:09)
  11. 11 Burrito Bandito (5:02)
  12. 12 Hello Like Before (4:31)
  13. 13 Happy Together (4:36)
  14. 14 Cueros (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Escovedo Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Conga, Timbales, Vocals, Chant
Willie Colón Bongos, Vocals
Tom Coster Arp Omni, Arp Strings
Mel Martin Woodwind
Julian Priester Trombone, Bass Trombone
Eddie Henderson Flugelhorn
Alvin Batiste Clarinet
Roger Glenn Flute, Piccolo, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark Soskin Keyboards, Vocals
Bill Summers Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Vocals, Chant, Latin Percussion
Ray Obiedo Guitar, Vocals
Al Bent Trombone
Billy Cobham Bass, Conga, Drums, Timbales, Vocals, Human Whistle
Sheila E. Conga
Sheila Escovedo Track Performer
Tom Harrell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Pat O'Hara Trombone
Pablo Tellez Bass
(Ex) Cat Heads Conga, Drums, Timbales, Vocals, Chant, Track Performer
Randy Jackson Bass
Fritz Heibron Trombone
Fritz Heilbron Trombone
Emanuel Cobham Tumba
Harockamolé Percussion Choir Percussion
Doris Vocals
Jose Vocals
Kathy Vocals
Leslie Vocals
Paul Vocals
Technical Credits
Tom Coster Contributor
Pete Escovedo Engineer
Mark Soskin Arranger, Contributor
Bill Summers Contributor
Ray Obiedo Contributor
John Bowen Programming, System Programming
Billy Cobham Arranger, Producer
Sheila E. Engineer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Tom Harrell Contributor
Orrin Keepnews Executive Producer
Roy Segal Engineer
Eddie Bill Harris Engineer
Randy Jackson Contributor
Fernando Brant Composer
Emanuel Cobham System Programming
Chiori Santiago Liner Notes
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