Mambo Diablo [Concord Picante]

Mambo Diablo [Concord Picante]

by Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble


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Mambo Diablo [Concord Picante]

Although he was never inactive, the 1980s found Tito Puente in a bit of a renaissance. His exciting Afro-Cuban jazz band had found a home on the Concord Picante label, and his music was increasing in popularity again. This particular CD has a stronger than usual repertoire, including "Take Five," "Lush Life" (done as Latin jazz), "Pick Yourself Up" and "Lullaby of Birdland"; the latter song has its composer George Shearing guesting on piano. Puente wrote half of the arrangements, contributed some excellent playing on timbales and vibes, and is heard heading a spirited three-horn, three-percussion octet. Very enjoyable music.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431428329
catalogNumber: 4283
Rank: 81000

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble   Primary Artist
Tito Puente   Percussion,Leader,Marimbas,Timbales,Vibes,Track Performer,Timbalitos
George Shearing   Piano,Track Performer
Sonny Bravo   Piano
Jimmy Frisaura   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Valve Trombone
Ray Gonzalez   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jose Madera   Percussion,Conga
Mario Rivera   Fiddle,Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Dandy Rodrigues   Percussion,Bongos
Bobby Rodriguez   Bass
John "Dandy" Rodriguez   Percussion,Bongos
Johnny Rodriguez   Percussion,Bongos

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Composer,Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Mulgrew Miller   Composer
Pablo Guzman   Liner Notes
Pepe Delgado   Composer
D.R.   Composer
Carl E. Jefferson   Producer

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