(1985) Mambo Diablo

Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble

... read moreAlthough he was never inactive, the 1980s found Tito Puente in a bit of a renaissance. His exciting Afro-Cuban jazz band had found a home on the Concord Picante label, and his music was increasing in popularity again. This particular CD has a stronger than usual repertoire, including "Take Five,...

40′:35″ 8 Songs

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Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Mambo Diablo (Album Version)
4:12
2
Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Take Five (Album Version)
6:03
3
Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Lush Life (Album Version)
5:43
4
Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Pick Yourself Up (Album Version)
5:30
5
Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Lullaby Of Birdland (Album Version)
4:20
6
Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
No Pienses Asi (Album Version)
3:56
7
Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
China (Album Version)
4:57
8
Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
Eastern Joy Dance (Album Version)
5:54
Released 01 January 1985, ℗ 1985 Concord Picante

Review

Although he was never inactive, the 1980s found Tito Puente in a bit of a renaissance. His exciting Afro-Cuban jazz band had found a home on the Concord Picante label, and his music was increasing in popularity again. This particular CD has a stronger than usual repertoire, including "Take Five," "Lush Life" (done as Latin jazz), "Pick Yourself Up" and "Lullaby of Birdland"; the latter song has its composer George Shearing guesting on piano. Puente wrote half of the arrangements, contributed some excellent playing on timbales and vibes, and is heard heading a spirited three-horn, three-percussion octet. Very enjoyable music. ~ Scott Yanow