Joe Cuba breaks out with some great work from his classic sextet – a cool combo who really helped rewrite the rules for Latin music in the 60s! The group's got this focus that's quite different than the larger Latin bands of the previous years – yet they also kick a lot harder than the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful first pressing – in heavy die-cut gatefold sleeve!)
Xavier Cugat/Marek Weber —
Tango Time ... LP Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good ...
One of those cookers from the great years when Milestone was crossing boundaries to bring the best in Latin jazz to US shores – featuring a tightly-crafted Irakere session recorded in Tokyo, easily some of their strongest studio work from the time! Chucho Valdes plays as much electric keys ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease or two.)
Orquesta Enrique Jorrin —
Cha Cha Cha ... LP Areito (Cuba), Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+ ...
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(Cover has some wear, and unglued seams held with pieces of clear tape.)
Nicely swingin' LP put together by the man who supervised some of Stan Kenton's best afro-cuban sessions. Richards is one of the most swinging, hard hitting bandleaders to come out of the post-swing era, and his handling of Latin material is always filled with a lot of fire, and a good sense of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a price sticker remnant. Bottom seam has a small center split.)
Great grooves – but a strange title! We're not really sure that Cotique sold a million copies of any of these cuts – as they were mostly obscure Latin Soul numbers – so we're a bit surprised to hear the "smashes" in the title. But we will say that the record's an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album