Puente Caliente!

Puente Caliente!

by Tito Puente


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Puente Caliente!

Puente Caliente, a two disc set, features Tito Puente's hottest Concord Picante CDs: Un Poco Loco and Sensacion. Disc one includes such favorites as its title track and"Swinging Shepherd Blues (Goes Latin)"; four of his priceless originals ("El Timbalon," "Chang," "Machito Forever," "Alluya"); and a supercharged, swinging version of "Killer Joe." The octet is backed by a full orchestra that features outstanding performances by members of its percussion section including a rare appearance by John Santos, who has become one of Latin jazz's most respected percussionists. Originally released in 1987, Un Poco Loco ranks among Puente's best releases. Disc two features stellar performances from Tito Puente's octet performing jazz standards that will take you on a journey across stylistic boundaries. Sensacion features an excellent rendition of Chick Corea's "Spain" and Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight." Joining the artist as a special guest is Terry Gibbs on "Jordu" and "Guajira for Cal," the latter of which showcases their sonic senses on Puente's other main instrument -- the vibraphone. Previously released in 1986, these outstanding performances by the maestro on timbales, vibes, and percussion, featuring excellent piano solos from Sonny Bravo, make Sensacion a vital part of Tito Puente's inherent appeal and success.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2001
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431495321
catalogNumber: 4953
Rank: 62028

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tito Puente   Primary Artist,Percussion,Marimbas,Timbales,Vibes
Terry Gibbs   Vibes
Mary Fettig   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Bravo   Piano
Jeff Cressman   Trombone
Jimmy Frisaura   Bass,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Valve Trombone
Ray Gonzales   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jose Madera   Percussion,Conga,Timbales
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet
Dan Reagan   Trombone
Mario Rivera   Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Melodica
Bobby Rodriguez   Bass
Piro Rodriguez   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Santos   Bongos
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Harvey Wainapel   Alto Saxophone
Robbie Kwock   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Producer
Bud Powell   Composer
Moe Koffman   Composer
Chucho Valdés   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Clare Fischer   Composer
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Enrique Fernandez   Liner Notes
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Cesar Portillo de la Luz   Composer
Carl E. Jefferson   Producer

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