Solo Two/Happy Together

Solo Two/Happy Together

by Pete Escovedo


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Solo Two/Happy Together

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/1997
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0025218244725
catalogNumber: 24747
Rank: 74694

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Escovedo   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
Bent   Trombone
Billy Cobham   Bass,Conga,Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Human Whistle
Sheila E.   Conga
Sheila Escovedo   Track Performer
Tom Harrell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Pat O'Hara   Trombone
Pablo Tellez   Bass
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
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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