(1983) On Broadway

Tito Puente

... read moreThe great Latin bandleader Tito Puente has long been one of the pioneers in fusing bebop with very danceable Latin music. On this Concord disc, Puente plays vibes and timbales and utilizes an 11-piece band featuring trumpeter Jimmy Frisaura, Mario Rivera on tenor, soprano and flute, pianist Jorge...

48′:23″ 8 Songs

1
Tito Puente
T.P.'S Especial (Album Version)
5:06
2
Tito Puente
Sophisticated Lady (Album Version)
5:21
3
Tito Puente
Bluesette (Album Version)
5:18
4
Tito Puente
Salt Song (Album Version)
6:57
5
Tito Puente
On Broadway (Album Version)
8:06
6
Tito Puente
Maria Cervantes (Album Version)
5:08
7
Tito Puente
Jo-Je-Ti (Album Version)
4:50
8
Tito Puente
First Light (Album Version)
7:37
Released 01 January 1983, ℗ 1983 Concord Picante, Inc.

Review

The great Latin bandleader Tito Puente has long been one of the pioneers in fusing bebop with very danceable Latin music. On this Concord disc, Puente plays vibes and timbales and utilizes an 11-piece band featuring trumpeter Jimmy Frisaura, Mario Rivera on tenor, soprano and flute, pianist Jorge Dalto and an infectious rhythm section. Jazz standards (including "Sophisticated Lady," "Bluesette" and even Freddie Hubbard's "First Light") alternate with Latin numbers. ~ Scott Yanow