Hideout

The Hideout

by Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers
     
 
In 2004, a 65-year-old Pucho was quoted as saying, "A piano player and a bass player in my band has to play three types of music: he has to play jazz, he has to play funk and he has to play Latin." The veteran percussionist/bandleader no doubt made similar statements 40 years earlier; over the years,

Overview

In 2004, a 65-year-old Pucho was quoted as saying, "A piano player and a bass player in my band has to play three types of music: he has to play jazz, he has to play funk and he has to play Latin." The veteran percussionist/bandleader no doubt made similar statements 40 years earlier; over the years, Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers have never had a problem combining soul-jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz. Pucho has bridged the gap between Machito, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and Cal Tjader on one hand, and Gene Harris, Stanley Turrentine and Jack McDuff on the other (minus an organ), and that vision continues to serve him pleasingly well on Hideout. The New Yorker named this album, which Todd Barkan produced in 2003 and 2004, after a notoriously rough club that was located in West Harlem not far from Columbia University back in the '60s. The Hideout probably closed around 1970, and in 2004, there was a bodega where the club once stood. Despite The Hideout's reputation for violence, Pucho appreciated the fact that the owner "took good care of the musicians" -- and this album is a tribute to his early years in the music business. Pucho fondly recalls that time on memorable, inspired performances of songs ranging from Les Baxter's "Quiet Village" to Bebo Valdés' "Guajeo de Dominante" to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." Not everything on this disc was actually written in the '50s or '60s; "Superstition," for example, was a number one hit for Wonder in 1972 (about two years after the Hideout closed), and bassist Harvie S. (Harvie Swartz) contributed three new tunes to the album. But overall, this CD has a nostalgic feeling, and it's a solid addition to Pucho's catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Milestone
UPC:
0025218934022
catalogNumber:
9340

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers   Primary Artist
Dave Ellis   Tenor Saxophone
Henry Brown   Timbales
Johnny Griggs   Percussion,Conga
Marvin Horne   Guitar
Lewis Kahn   Trombone,Violin
Danny Mixon   Piano
Deborah Resto   Vocals
Gerald Brazel   Trumpet
Joe Locke   Marimbas,Vibes
William Bivens   Vibes
Pazant   Trumpet
Chico Alvarez   Percussion,Vocals
Henry "Pucho" Brown   Leader,Timbales
Rick Faulkner   Trombone
Tyrone Govan   Drums
Harvie S.   Bass Guitar
Tehrin Cole   Bass
Santos Rivera   Percussion,Bongos
Marvin Home   Guitar
John "Madhatter" Spruill   Organ,Piano
Tyrone Govan   Drums
Eddie Pazant   Alto Saxophone
Richard Lee Wendel   Trumpet
Dwayne Fitzgerald   Vocals
Tehrin Cole   Bass Guitar
David Herscher   Bass Guitar
Santos Rivera   Percussion,Bongos
Gerald Brazel   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Baxter   Composer
Bebo Valdés   Composer
Todd Barkan   Producer
Katherine Miller   Engineer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Clyde Stubblefield   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Jose Curbelo   Composer
Heinz Roemheld   Composer
Bobby Escoto   Composer
Matt Rogers   Liner Notes
Derek Kwan   Producer

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