Puente Goes Jazz ()


One of Tito Puente's earliest jazz-oriented dates, this set (reissued on a 1993 Bluebird CD) matches Puente (doubling on vibes and timbales) with a big band and the bongos of William Correa. The music (mostly obscure originals plus three standards) swings, and although none of the sidemen became household names, (best-known is altoist Dave Schildkraut), the musicianship is fine. Actually, more notable than the fairly conventional music are two of the song titles: "Tiny Not Ghengis (Kahn)" and "That's A Puente!" ~ Scott ...

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  1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  2. Tiny-Not Ghengis
  3. What Are You Doing, Honey?
  4. Lotus Land
  5. Lucky Dog
  6. Birdland After Dark
  7. That's a Puente
  8. Yesterdays
  9. Terry Cloth
  10. Tito 'In
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Puente Goes Jazz
1993, RCA

UPC: 078636614823


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