(1988) Salsa Meets Jazz

Tito Puente

... read moreFor this particular Tito Puente recording, his exciting three-horn, three-percussion Latin jazz octet (which includes longtime saxophone soloist Mario Rivera) is joined by alto great Phil Woods on three of the eight selections, including Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica" and "Repetition." Such songs as...

43′:17″ 9 Songs

1
Tito Puente
Corner Pocket (Album Version)
4:27
2
Tito Puente
Salsa Caliente (Album Version)
3:21
3
Tito Puente
Consternation (Album Version)
4:10
4
Tito Puente
Pannonica (Album Version)
7:22
5
Tito Puente
Carioca (Album Version)
3:58
6
Tito Puente
Guajira Soul (Album Version)
3:33
7
Tito Puente
Repetition (Album Version)
5:35
8
Tito Puente
Cariñoso (Album Version)
5:00
9
Tito Puente
Con Alma (Album Version)
5:51
Released 01 January 1988, ℗ 1988 Concord Picante

Review

For this particular Tito Puente recording, his exciting three-horn, three-percussion Latin jazz octet (which includes longtime saxophone soloist Mario Rivera) is joined by alto great Phil Woods on three of the eight selections, including Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica" and "Repetition." Such songs as "Corner Pocket," "Carioca" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" sound perfectly natural in this Afro-Cuban jazz setting, and Puente (well featured on vibes and timbales) is responsible for two originals and seven of the nine arrangements. The music is danceable, adventurous and quite fun. ~ Scott Yanow