Colors of Latin Jazz: Latin Jam!

Colors of Latin Jazz: Latin Jam!

     
 

The Concord label has been mining their Latin jazz catalog on a series of collections. Nearly all of the music was put out under their Concord Picante subsidiary. Since the beginning of the 1980s, many of the surviving all-time greats of Afro-Cuban jazz made at least a few recordings for Concord Picante. As of this writing, Concord's The Colors of Latin JazzSee more details below

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The Concord label has been mining their Latin jazz catalog on a series of collections. Nearly all of the music was put out under their Concord Picante subsidiary. Since the beginning of the 1980s, many of the surviving all-time greats of Afro-Cuban jazz made at least a few recordings for Concord Picante. As of this writing, Concord's The Colors of Latin Jazz series has resulted in 11 different CDs, all featuring previously released material. While true collectors of the music will want the original full sets, Latin Jam! serves as a fine introduction to the idiom. The personnel listings are not given for this CD, which -- considering the jam-session feel to many of the selections -- is a rather unfortunate omission. However, the music is mostly beyond criticism, featuring many of the kings of Latin jazz, including Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Cal Tjader, and Poncho Sanchez. So an A for the music and a C for the packaging.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431531029
catalogNumber:
5310
Rank:
155352

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Barretto   Conga
Tito Puente   Timbales
Pete Escovedo   Timbales
Arturo Sandoval   Trumpet,Coro
Dave Valentin   Flute,Coro
Oscar D'León   Coro
Eddie Palmieri   Piano
David Samuels   Marimbas,Vibes
Poncho Sanchez   Conga,Coro
Mongo Santamaría   Conga
Cal Tjader   Vibes
Ray Vega   Trumpet
Latin Jazz All Stars Big Band   Coro

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Hubert Laws   Composer
João Donato   Composer
Chico O'Farrill   Composer
Eddie Palmieri   Composer
David Samuels   Composer
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
Wayne Wallace   Composer
Margarita Lecuona   Composer
Michelle White   Illustrations

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