Live At The 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival

Tito Puente & His Orchestra

Live At The 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival MJFR 30700
  • CAT # MJFR-30700-25

    1. Introduction By Jimmy Lyons
    2. Para Los Rumberos 5:58
    3. Oye Como Va 6:17
    4. Babarabatiri 8:41
    5. Delirio 9:33
    6. Tito’s Odyssey 7:22
    7. Don’t You Worry ’Bout A Thing (Cha Cha Cha) 7:52
    8. Pare Cochero 8:59
    9. El Rey del Timbal 4:57
    10. Picadillo 5:39

From the liner notes: "The legacy of Latin music great Tito Puente was built on his adherence to musical quality and innovation. As a bandleader and percussionist, he set a standard that uplifted his music with charisma and virtuosic skill on the timbales... As a result, he constructed a bridge between Afro-Caribbean music and American pop. Tito's performance [in Monterey] was a long-awaited first that showcased a 15-piece orchestra with a humongous sound. It also signaled Tito's entry into the jazz arena that would take him to the Concord Picante label, and would find him traveling the world playing Latin jazz throughout the Eighties and Nineties. It would also raise his profile into the American mainstream."-Jesse ‘Chuy' Varela

Personnel: Tito Puente, timbales, bandleader; and his orchestra

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