There's only one "El Rey" - the "King of Latin music," the "King of the Timbales," the "Mambo King" - and his name is Tito Puente! Puente's potent merging of hard-bopping jazz with crackling mambo and cha cha cha rhythms virtually defined the genre of Latin jazz. In these two timeless Concord Picante sessions - Out Of This World and Mambo Of The Times - Tito Puente's hot timbales are ablaze, as he pounds out one irresistibly danceable rhythm after another. "Highly recommended. Through his consistently infectious series of recordings for Concord Picante, Tito Puente reinforced his position as one of the most important leaders of Latin jazz." - Scott Yanow, All Music Guide Collective personnel: Tito Puente with Tito Allen, Sonny Bravo, Sam Burtis, Jimmy Frisaura, Jose Madera, Brian Murphy, Bobby Porcelli, Mario Rivera, Bobby Rodriguez, Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez, Jose Papo Rodriguez, Piro Rodriguez, Charlie Sepulveda, Alexandra Taveras, Mike Turre, Papo Vazquez.