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Latin Jazz: The Essential Album ()


Although the title is a bit overambitious, Manteca's Latin Jazz: The Essential Album is still a decent collection of music. Yes, important artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Palmieri, and Machito are missing, but there are cuts from Flora Purim, Mongo Santamaria, and Tito Puente (in fact, two from the latter) that make up for that absence. Perhaps the biggest problem with the two-disc, 25-track album is that the scope it tries to cover is too large (it reaches into Brazilian jazz with Tânia Maria and Trio da Paz as well ...

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  1. Take Five
  2. Bien Sabroso
  3. Smooth Operator
  4. Yatra-Tá
  5. Canteloupe Island
  6. Mr PC
  7. Hoy Tenemos
  8. Mambo Mindoro
  9. Felicidade
  10. Ponteio
  11. Keep the Spirits Singing
  12. Outro Lado
  13. Jive Samba
  14. Un Dia Mas
  15. Samba All Day Long
  16. Skaravan
  17. Oye Como Va
  18. Avantage de Rever Voce (Rocking You)
  19. Chitterlings con Carne
  20. Marie Laveaux
  21. Valsa for Us (Waltz for Us)
  22. California Dreaming
  23. Cabo Frio
  24. Humble People
  25. Summertime
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Latin Jazz: The Essential Album
2002, Manteca

UPC: 698458220820


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