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Rolando AguiloCuban Jam Session Vol 1 (Descarga Cubana) ... CD
Maype, Early 60s. New Copy .... $9.99 12.99
Classic Cuban jazz material from the group of trumpeter Rolando Aquilo – done in a style that's a bit tighter than some of the other Jam Session albums from the time, but still plenty darn great! Rolando's trumpet is firmly in the lead on most tracks, but the overall presentation is still ... read more CD

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New AztecaAzteca (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1972. New Copy .... $14.99
A crowning moment for the west coast Latin scene in the 70s – a wonderful Bay Area set that brings together some of the best talents working on that scene at the time! The set's got a great blend of modes – Latin soul, touches of funk, and plenty of the jazzy inflections you'd expect ... read more CD

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New Ray BarrettoCan You Feel It ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $13.99
Sweet sounds from the days when Fania Records was one of the greatest things going on the New York scene – and some of its key artists got a chance to work for other labels! This set's one of the best examples of that moment – as Ray Barretto steps out here in some sweet soulful ... read more CD

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Ray BarrettoEl Ray Criollo ... CD
West Side Latino, 1966. New Copy .... $12.99
Ray Barretto just before the Latin Soul era – working in the excellent style he used on his Charanga Moderna album – a choppy groove that has plenty of weird twists and turns – always rhythmic, and always plenty darn soulful! The instrumentation here is a mix of small combo jazz ... read more CD

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Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... CD
CTI (Japan), 1981. New Copy .... $13.99
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito ... read more CD
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Also available La Cuna ... LP 9.99

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Joe BataanLost Sessions – New York 1976 ... CD
BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $14.99
Joe Bataan working in a pronounced dancefloor soul mode! While the legendary Bataan was no stranger to the fusion of Latin, soul and funk, this some of the most club soul oriented sounds from Joe we've ever heard – and the sessions are seeing official release for the first time ever! The ... read more CD

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New Joe BataanSalsoul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy .... $14.99
A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe ... read more CD
Also available Salsoul ... LP 9.99

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Johnny BlasKing Conga ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
A killer album of Latin jazz tracks! This is most likely the best album that Johnny Blas has cut for the Cubop label – and it's stone solid all the way through. Johnny's playing here with his new band – and most of the tracks have a nice stripped-down lineup that features piano, conga ... read more CD
Also available King Conga ... LP 12.99

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Rene BlochMucho Rock ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1958. New Copy .... $10.99 11.99
Rene Bloch is probably best known for his work in a straighter Latin vein, but this excellent set from the late 50s has him "rocking" it up a bit with some really heavy sax! The approach is totally great – one that uses heavy Latin percussion on the bottom (played by Mongo ... read more CD

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Brooklyn SoundsBrooklyn Sounds ... CD
Salsa International, Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
Proof that hard Latin didn't always happen on the uptown scene – and a self-titled cooker from this legendary combo from Brooklyn! The record's a killer all the way through – done with some very deep, dark trombone that colors the session like the best of Johnny Colon's material from ... read more CD

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Brooklyn SoundsLibre – Free ... CD
Salsa International, Mid 70s. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
A smokin bit of salsa from 70s Brooklyn – one of a rare few albums cut by The Brooklyn Sounds, a totally great group with a really firey spirit! The set grooves hard from the first moment – with tight horn blasts over fast rhythm, and soulful vocals that really capture the spirit of ... read more CD

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BwanaBwana ... CD
Acid Symposium, 1972. New Copy .... $8.99
An insanely wonderful bit of Latin funk! The groove is super heavy, and falls somewhere in between NuYorican soul and Chicano Power rock – with a sound that's pretty close to Black Sugar, but a little bit more psychedelic, due to the heavy guitars and keyboards in the grooves. Hard congas ... read more CD
Also available Bwana ... LP 9.99

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Charanga 76La Charanga 76 En El 79 ... CD
Pimienta/Universal, 1979. New Copy .... $9.99
Charanga 76 at the end of the 70s – but still grooving hard in the new charanga mode that made them such a hit at the time! The style here is a great combination of new advances in 70s salsa and older instrumentation from 60s charanga – violin, flute, and tight timbales mixed with some ... read more CD

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Conjunto ImpactoEl Regreso ... CD
Sols, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
A great new set from this legendary Miami Latin combo – working here in a classic style that really shows their roots! The album's no-nonsense salsa right from the start – great rhythms at the core of each tune, some soaring work on trumpets and trombone to really give the cuts a jazzy ... read more CD

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New Jack CostanzoBack From Havana ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
A real treasure – and the best album in years from Latin percussion maestro Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo! Jack's moved past the bongo rhythms that he was famous for in the 50s and 60s, and is working here as the lead congolero in a tight group that features some bright young west coast ... read more CD

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Jack CostanzoScorching The Skins ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2002. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
A slammer from percussionist Jack Costanzo – returning to the strength of his work from the 50s and 60s! Jack's playing here with a host of strong California Latin jazz musicians – in a freer style than his earlier work for Liberty, and filled with a fire that you'd hardly expect, ... read more CD

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Joe CubaComin' At You ... CD
Seeco, Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
The young Joe Cuba's coming on plenty strong here – working with a stripped-down sextet that was his answer to the larger, stuffier Latin groups of the previous generation! Cuba's combo has plenty of fire right from the start – and a sublime mix of jazz and percussion that's a key link ... read more CD

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Joe Cuba SextetBeginning Rituals ... CD
Seeco/Pimienta, Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
A nice little collection of early work by the Joe Cuba Sextet – recorded before Joe's Latin Soul years, when he was recording for the Seeco label, and turning out some of the best small combo Latin of his time! Joe's approach was a lot more percussive than many of his contemporaries – ... read more CD

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Dandy's Dandy (Johnny Rodriguez Jr)Dandy's Dandy – A Latin Affair ... CD
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1979. New Copy .... $6.99 11.99
An obscure but excellent session – recorded at the end of the 70s with some of the best players in the New York salsa underground! The music is extremely vibrant – and the styles of the tracks range from hard Afro-Cuban percussion grooving to tight Latin jazz in a classic mode – ... read more CD

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FajardoFajardo En El Japon ... CD
Uniko (Canada), 1961. New Copy .... $12.99
We're not sure if Jose Fajardo actually recorded this album in Japan, but we can say that it's a great little smoker that stands with his best from the early 60s – filled with lively pachanga rhythms, and graced with plenty of his own deft work on flute! The vibe is upbeat and lively – ... read more CD

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FajardoFajardo's Boogaloo ... CD
Kubaney/Uniko (Canada), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
A lost little album from Latin flute legend Fajardo – and easily one of his grooviest records ever! Fajardo's probably best known for his charanga recordings of the early 60s – but this smoking set has the reedman stepping out wonderfully on a host of Latin Soul tunes to rival the best ... read more CD

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Jose FajardoMister Pachanga ... CD
Columbia/Uniko (Canada), 1963. New Copy .... $12.99
A great little set from flautist Jose Fajardo – recorded during that brief early 60s period when Columbia was putting out some of the strongest pachanga records on the New York scene! Fajardo's work on flute is completely wonderful – that hard, punctuated approach to the instrument ... read more CD

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Fania All-StarsRhythm Machine ... CD
Columbia/Discos 605, 1977. New Copy .... $12.99 13.99
One of the proudest moments of the New York Latin underground – a time when some of its best players wound up playing for Columbia, through a brief affiliation between Fania and the larger label! And although you might think that the album would totally sell out the group's best points, it's ... read more CD

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Roberto FazAhi Na Ma ... CD
Uniko (Canada), 1958. New Copy .... $12.99
Really lively work from Roberto Faz – just the kind of sweet combo work that made his music so great! Roberto feels like he's a few years ahead of the rest of the pack here – still sometimes working in a lusher mode with his band, but often hitting these moments with a sharper punch, ... read more CD

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Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc.Ritual (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Omega/P-Vine (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $22.99
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions ... read more CD

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Grupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAICGrupo De Experimentacion Sonora Del ICAIC Vol 2 ... CD
Egrem (Cuba), Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99
A really amazing session from this groundbreaking Cuban group – hard to describe accurately in words, and done with a really evocative feel that's way beyond the colder sounds you might guess from the "experimental" in their name! Instead, the vibe here is really warm and ... read more CD

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Har-You Percussion GroupHar-You Percussion Group – Sounds Of The Ghetto Youth (plus bonus track) ... CD
ESP, 1969. New Copy .... $10.99 15.99
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an ... read more CD

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IrakereBailando Asi ... CD
Areito/Egrem (Cuba), 1985. New Copy .... $13.99 15.98
Warm, wonderful work from Irakere – a combo who are working here in a style that's more straightforward than some of their material from the 70s – but equally nice, and played with a rock-solid blend of Latin and jazz that comes off perfectly throughout! Chucho Valdes is at the head of ... read more CD

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IrakereChekere Son ... CD
JVC/Uniko (Canada), 1981. New Copy .... $12.99
A great early 80s session from Irakere – and one that really upgrades the funkier side of their groove! The approach is still that great mix of Cuban roots and Latin jazz we've always loved from the group – but there's also a bit tighter production, and great use of keyboards from ... read more CD

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IrakereIrakere (1974) ... CD
Areito/Uniko (Cuba), 1974. New Copy .... $12.99
A fantastic blend of funk, jazz, and Cuban rhythms – served up by the youthful Irakere, working here at the height of their powers! There's a sense of boundless energy throughout the entire record – an effort to try on so many things at once, and somehow get them all really right ... read more CD

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IrakereIrakere 2 ... CD
Columbia/Uniko (Canada), 1980. New Copy .... $12.99
The second Columbia album for this amazing Cuban combo – and a record that really helped get the talents of Irakere a lot of overdue exposure here in the US! The record's surprisingly tight – especially for a major label effort of the time – really committed to the deepest sides ... read more CD

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IrakereQuince Minutos ... CD
Egrem (Cuba), 1986. New Copy .... $13.99 15.98
An unusual 80s session from Irakere – one that seems to have them taking on the new decade's funky modes to replace some of the styles they used in the 70s! There's still lots of Latin jazz at the core of the set, but a few tunes show some more modern elements too – a bit of drum ... read more CD

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Enrique JorrinLa Muerte Llego ... CD
ARO/Uniko (Canada), 1960. New Copy .... $12.99
An early 60s killer from Enrique Jorrin – just the kind of Cuban-born grooves we really love from the time! The group's got a lively charanga feel, with violin in the lead sometimes as much as the vocals – stepping over lively rhythms with bold piano on most numbers, in this style that' ... read more CD

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La Crema De New YorkEl Party ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99
A crack set of early 70s Latin, played by "the cream of New York" – a group that includes Louie Ramirez on piano, vibes, and organ, and Mauricio Smith on flute and sax! The whole album's pretty darn great, with a really strong jazzy touch – thanks to great work by Ramirez and ... read more CD

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Latin DimensionsBest Of The Latin Dimensions ... CD
Rareza (Colombia), Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99
Smoking salsa from Latin Dimensions – pulled from the post-Latin Soul years of the group! The cover on the set's from their soulful side for Columbia Records – but it seems as if most of the work is from the time after that date – as the lyrics here are mostly in Spanish, and the ... read more CD

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Pupi LegarretaQue Lio! ... CD
Uniko (Canada), 1965. New Copy .... $12.99
The album's got a 70s-styled cover, but the groove is pure 60s charanga from the mighty Pupi Legarreta – a smoking set filled with lively rhythms, some tight piano and flute, and loads of great solos from the leader over the top! Vocals are mostly in a chorus mode, and leap along with the ... read more CD

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Silvestre MendezOriza ... CD
Seeco, 1958. New Copy .... $12.99
Fantastic work from the 50s New York scene – and a legendary set that offers up its own interpretation of Santerian rhythms! The groove on the set is very percussion-heavy – and done with that rich sort of vibe you might get on some of the classic Sabu Martinez records – or maybe ... read more CD

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Ismael MirandaAsi Se Compone Un Son ... CD
Fania, 1973. New Copy .... $12.99
A key early moment for the great Ismael Rivera – really stepping out here strongly with a tight group of his own! Ismael's in the lead on vocals, but his arrangements for the group are quite strong too – cast in that best mix of jazz and Latin roots that you'll find in forward-thinking ... read more CD

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New Bobby MontezJungle Fantastique ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1958. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
An incredible record – one of the best sides of Latin jazz you could ever hope to find! West coast vibist Bobby Montez had a fantastic sound during the 50s – one that mixed together Latin rhythms in a way that few other players were using. He kind of fixed on a changing modal groove, ... read more CD

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Bobby MontezPachanga Y Cha Cha Cha ... CD
World Pacific/Melodias (Colombia), Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
One of the rare gems from the wonderful Bobby Montez – a leader who only cut a rare few Latin albums at the start of the 60s – all of them great! This set has Bobby working strongly in a pachanga mode, but still with all the exotic jazzy inflections that make his other records so great ... read more CD

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Bobby MontezViva Montez! ... CD
World Pacific/Melodias (Colombia), 1961. New Copy .... $12.99
An incredible album of Latin jazz! The great vibist Bobby Montez leads one of the hippest combos you'll ever hear on record – a modal quintet that grooves like no other Latin combo we can think of – topped with wonderful vibes from the leader, on an album that's totally unique – ... read more CD

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Olguita & George HernandezLatinsville ... CD
World Pacific/Palladium (Spain), 1962. New Copy .... $12.99 14.98
A gem of a record from this overlooked singer of the 60s – a Puerto Rican vocalist who got her start in New York, but recorded this sweet session for the west coast jazz label World Pacific – at a time when the imprint was really cooking up some great Latin dates with a very unusual ... read more CD

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Orquesta AragonJa Ja Pacha ... CD
Discuba, Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
Sweet pachanga grooves from Orquesta Aragon – and a set that's a lot more stripped down than some of their material from the 50s! There's still a few echoes of the cha cha groove here, but the overall approach is definitely in keeping with the image on the cover – light flute lines ... read more CD

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Orquesta BroadwayTiqui Tiqui ... CD
West Side Latino, Mid 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
Classic 60s sounds from this cool charanga group – one who definitely have the New York vibe you'd expect from the Broadway in their name! Percussion, piano, and all the string instruments are right on the money – using the latter in ways nobody would have expected a decade before, ... read more CD

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Orquesta El MacabeoLluvia Con Sol ... CD
Disco De Hoy, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
These guys just keep getting better and better – and this time around, they've got such a tight groove, it's hard not to compare the group with some of the best of the 70s salsa generation! Rhythms are right on the money, and the instrumentation is completely sublime – very jazzy, with ... read more CD

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Luis Perico OrtizMy Own Image ... CD
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1978. New Copy .... $6.99 16.95
A hell of a trumpeter – making his debut here on one of the grooviest albums on the legendary Latin Percussion label! The session's a bit fuller than some of the other LP albums – a crackling blend of jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms – warm, but with some pretty complicated moments, ... read more CD

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PachecoLatin Jam ... CD
Fania/Uniko (Canada), 1965. New Copy .... $12.99
The title's no lie – as the album's one of Pacheo's hardest-swinging albums! The set is miles away from the more composed style of Pacheco's charanga years – and has him really opening up with a descarga style that has lots of jazzy touches. Jose Chombo Silva plays some great tenor on ... read more CD

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Nelson PadronNelson Drums Loco ... CD
Bluebell/Nostalgia, 1963. New Copy .... $11.99 12.98
Lots of loco drums from Nelson Padron – a set that's got a slightly different feel than some of the other work we've heard from the Latin Percussionist – and we mean that in a good way! The record was cut with a nice use of echo in the mix – creating an almost watery sound at ... read more CD

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Charlie PalmieriCharanga! ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, 1961. New Copy .... $12.99
Insanely great charanga work from Charlie Palmieri – proof that in the hands of the right leader, the new sound could really sound incredible! There's a rawness and energy to the record that you'd hardly hear in some of the more mainstream pachanga sets of the period – that edge that ... read more CD

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Charlie Palmieri QuartetEasy Does It ... CD
Gone/Blue Moon (Spain), 1959. New Copy .... $18.99
A rare killer! Charlie Palmieri cut this album for the mostly-R&B Gone label in the years before moving onto straight Latin labels – and the session's a rare treat with a very unique sound! Charlie is out front on piano, and the overall sound is straight Latin jazz, with lots of firey ... read more CD

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Eddie PalmieriEddie Palmieri Is Doin' It In The Park ... CD
Global Rhythm Group, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99 12.99
Some of the best work we've heard in years from the legendary Eddie Palmieri – sounds recorded especially for a film on pick-up basketball in New York City, and done with a style that really takes us back to Eddie's best records from years back! The music is very jazzy – with long ... read more CD

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Joe PappyBoogaloos A La Joe Pappy & His Combo ... CD
Rareza (Colombia), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Joe Pappy's best known for his work in an early 60s plena mode – but here, he blends that style with the new groove of the Latin Soul generation – and comes up with some very tasty tracks in the process! The set isn't the same sort of straight boogaloo you might hear from Fania or Tico ... read more CD

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Pearly Queen/Wild WindQuit Jivin' – A Funk Anthology ... CD
Sound Triangle/Essential, Early 70s. New Copy .... $13.99 16.98
2 bands with silly names, but amazing grooves – all very much in the Chicano funk mode – making the CD an essential one if you dig Latinized soul of the early 70s! Both groups hailed from Miami, and follow firmly in the style of Coke – another Miami funk group from the time who've ... read more CD

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersSaffron & Soul/Shuckin & Jivin ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy .... $14.99
A double-header to die for – two of the rarest albums from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – back to back on a single CD! First up is Saffron & Soul – one of the first albums from the legendary Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – a wonderful little record that ... read more CD

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Bobby QuesadaBoogaloo En El Barrio ... CD
Fania/Uniko (Canada), 1968. New Copy .... $12.99
Boogaloo in the barrio from trumpeter Bobby Quesada – a player we haven't heard much from over the years, but who we really love for this classic late 60s Fania album! The set's got a joyous groove that's very much in the feel of the image on the cover – a mixture of those darker ... read more CD

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Johnny RayReggaeton Con Salsa ... CD
JZ Productions, 2007. New Copy .... $11.99
Johnny Ray's got a new groove here – one that takes his older salsa mode and changes it up for the younger generation by bringing in a fair bit of reggaeton rhythms! The backings are often a bit more programmed and electric than Johnny's other records, but there's still a bit of live salsa ... read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con Clase40 Anos De Canonazos ... CD
JZ Productions, 2006. New Copy .... $11.99
A mighty tribute to Johnny Ray's many years in music – including his early work as Johnny Zamot – and proof that the percussionist is still one hell of a cooker after all these years! The charts are tight, upbeat, and very jazzy – served up with a really classic feel throughout, ... read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con ClaseCrossing Over ... CD
JZ Productions, 2004. New Copy .... $9.99
Contemporary work from Johnny Ray – aka Johnny Zamot – a set of salsa-heavy tunes that also aims to cross over nicely – thanks to its choice of popular tunes, and its slight use of electric instrumentation! Johnny's group here salsifies a batch of numbers from the 70s and 80s ... read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con ClaseEncendido ... CD
JZ Productions, 2006. New Copy .... $11.99
Salsa with class from congolero Johnny Ray – a set that's got many of the same tight edges used in his 70s work as Johnny Zamot, but which comes across with a sound that's slightly more contemporary overall! The group here features Johnny on congas, plus horns, piano, percussion, and a bit ... read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con ClaseMascarada 2 ... CD
JZ Productions, Early 2000s. New Copy .... $6.99
Plenty of salsa with class from the great Johnny Ray – an old-school percussionist, but one who really knows how to hold a groove! The album's a sweet indie effort from the east coast scene – one that shows that a jazzy vibe's still alive and well in New York – especially when ... read more CD

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Johnny Ray & Salsa Con ClaseYo Soy Boricua ... CD
JZ Productions, 2007. New Copy .... $11.99
Johnny Ray's combo is cooking nicely on this set – steeped in Puerto Rican salsa sounds, but carrying off the music with lightly grooving quality! The instrumentation here includes trumpet, trombone, piano, and percussion – plus a bit of more contemporary keyboards on a few tracks, but ... read more CD

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Walfredo De Los Reyes Y Su OrquestraSabor Cubano ... CD
Rumba, Early 60s. New Copy .... $9.99 12.99
Great Cuban grooves, with some heavy trumpet in the lead – as you'd guess from the sparkling cover of this vintage album! The set's got a nice raw feel throughout – and the strong use of lead trumpet almost gives some of the cuts the feel of Dizzy Gillespie's cubop experiments from the ... read more CD

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Pete RodriguezRight On! Ahi Na Ma! ... CD
All Art/West Side Latino, Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99
A great little record by Pete Rodriguez – one that seems to post-date his boogaloo work, rolling in more of a 70s salsa vein – still with plenty of wonderfully percussion numbers and soulful vocals! The record was recorded for the small All-Art label in New York, eventually reissued by ... read more CD

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Tito RodriguezLive At The Palladium ... CD
West Side Latino, 1960. New Copy .... $12.99
Wonderfully jazzy work from Tito Rodriguez – and further proof that his live albums are often some of the best he ever recorded! The set's got an earthy feel that's quite different than some of Tito's studio albums – still that tight groove he brought to Latin music at the end of the ... read more CD

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Tito RodriguezReturns To The Palladium – Live! ... CD
United Artists/West Side Latino, 1961. New Copy .... $12.99
Tito Rodriguez returns to the Palladium – in a smoking set that's got all the great jazzy touches of his first volume at the famous club, but a bit more of a charanga groove overall! The core combo elements that make Tito great are firmly in place – that strong sense of rhythm and ... read more CD

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Arturo SandovalLA Meetings ... CD
Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
The long-overdue issue of these lost sides – recorded by Arturo Sandoval in LA in 1989, during a period when he was stopping in the city on tour, at a time right before he defected from Cuba. You don't need to know Sandoval's politics to enjoy the set, though, because it's a great batch of ... read more CD

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New John Santos & MacheteTribute To The Masters ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
Proof that the Cubop label is home to some of the best Latin Jazz currently in print! Congolero/percussionist John Santos leads an extremely tight Bay Area Latin combo through 13 hard wailing tracks with a very strong jazz sensibility – and the set sparkles with an intensity that you don't ... read more CD

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Sonora PoncenaAlgo De Locura ... CD
Fania, 1971. New Copy .... $9.99 10.98
The third LP from supremo salsa combo Sonora Poncena under Papo Lucca's direction and a wonderful early production effort from the great Larry Harlow, to boot! Algo De Locura is a great record that's been overlooked for decades and it sounds as great to us as their earlier couple of albums – ... read more CD

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Valentin TrujilloPiano Con Alma/Ritmo Veraniegos ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Chile), 1958/1960. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of great albums from Chilean pianist Valentin Trujillo – back to back on a single CD! Piano Con Alma features cool Chilean piano from the late 50s – recorded in a style that's somewhere between jazz and somewhere between Latin cocktail modes of the time – served up with a ... read more CD

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Carlos Patato ValdezAuthority ... CD
Latin Percussion Ventures, 1976. New Copy .... $6.99 16.95
A stunner of an album – and a really unique Latin percussion jam from the 70s! The session's headed by the legendary Carlos Patato Valdez – who arguably sounds better here than on any of his earlier albums – as he's working with a really fluid, open groove – achieved in the ... read more CD

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New Papo VazquezCarnival In San Juan ... CD
CuBop, 2003. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
Crack Latin from trombonist Papo Vazquez – one of the strongest sets we've ever heard from Cubop Records, a label that's always pretty darn great! Vazquez' vision here is quite strong – working with a big group to craft some tunes that are surprisingly lean while still managing to be ... read more CD

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ZaperokoZaperoko 2 – Still Crazy ... CD
Montuno, 1984. New Copy .... $9.99 13.99
An overlooked salsa gem from the New York scene of the 80s – one of those great Montuno Records albums that was a lot more rootsy than most other work of the time! The group work here with a blend of salsa energy and deeper Afro-Cuban roots – especially on the percussion, which really ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (with bonus Spanglish Fly CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD .... $13.99 14.98
A wicked little set that really gets at the way that Latin record collecting has moved way past the usual sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, and Cuba – to embrace a whole host of styles from around the globe! In a world of collections that feature oft-reissued numbers from the Fania catalog, ... read more CD

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VariousSaoco – The Bomba & Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954 to 1966 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2CD .... $22.99
A treasure trove of 50s and 60s music from Puerto Rico – and a killer compilation centered around the pioneering work of percussionist Rafael Cortijo and singer Ismael Rivera! Essentially, this a blueprint for the global salsa, tropical and Latin scenes to come – and it's invigorating ... read more CD

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New VariousViva Cubop! Vol 1 – Jazz The Afro Cuban Way ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
Although the Ubiquity label originally started out as a home for rare groove and funky jazz, sometime in 1995 they began their Cubop imprint as a home for all of the great Latin jazz currently being played on the west coast. The label immediately became one of the best Latin ones out there – ... read more CD

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New VariousViva Cubop! Vol 2 – Dance The Afro-Cuban Way ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2000. New Copy .... $5.99 16.98
Some of the best recent Latin Jazz around – all tied up in one slick package by those crafty folks at Cubop! In a world of silly "fake" Latin remake projects, Cubop's delivered some of the best straight Latin around – taking older giants and getting them back in the studio, ... read more CD
Also available Viva Cubop! Vol 2 – Dance The Afro-Cuban Way ... LP 9.99
 
 



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