The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction to Afro-Cubop

The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction to Afro-Cubop



Handy one-stop shopping on the first great surge of Latin jazz. Along with the frequently reissued collaborations of Charlie Parker and arranger Machito -- including the landmark "Afro-Cuban Suite" -- are rarer slabs of Cubop, including Machito's sessions with Jazz at the Philharmonic tenor-sax star Flip Phillips (and the definitive version of Mario Bauza's "Tanga") and bebop trumpeter Howard McGhee (Bauza's two-part "Cubop City") and what is allegedly the first descarga ever recorded in Cuba ("Con Poco Coco," led by pianist Bebo -- father of Chucho -- Valdes). The real treat is the first CD reissue of the glamorous "Manteca Suite," arranged by Chico O'Farrill -- who loved nothing more than turning a three-minute song into a 16-minute suite -- for Dizzy Gillespie's magnificent 20-piece orchestra (including congueros Candido and Mongo Santamaria). It's all over-the-top and indescribably delicious -- the unmistakable sound of great musicians creating something ambitious, new, and, ultimately, indelible.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/1993
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731451387623
catalogNumber: 513876

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Machito   Maracas,Track Performer
Bebo Valdés   Piano
Harry Edison   Trumpet,Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Track Performer
Quincy Jones   Trumpet
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone
Brew Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Buddy Rich   Drums
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Wade Legge   Piano
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Andre's All-Star   Track Performer
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
Luis Miranda   Conga
Chano Pozo   Conga
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Mario Bauzá   Clarinet,Trumpet,Track Performer
Leon Comegys   Trombone
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Lou Hackney   Bass
René Hernández   Piano
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Jose Madera   Tenor Saxophone
Jose Mangual   Bongos
George Matthews   Trombone
Ubaldo Nieto   Timbales
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Chico O'Farrill   Conductor
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Charlie Persip   Drums
Mongo Santamaría   Conga
Fred Skerritt   Alto Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins   Baritone Saxophone
Paquito Davilla   Trumpet
Bobby Woodlen   Trumpet
Gus Mas   Tenor Saxophone
Rene Rabinowitz   Tenor Saxophone
Alejandro Vivar   Trumpet
Roberto Rodriguez   Bass,Bongos

Technical Credits

Machito   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Andre's All-Star   Contributor
Chano Pozo   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Candido Camero   Contributor
René Hernández   Composer
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger,Composer
Peter Pullman   Contributor
Teddy Reig   Producer
Sheryl Lutz-Brown   Art Direction
Max Salazar   Liner Notes
Gilberto Valdes   Composer
Marion Sunshine   Composer

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