80s Mongo – but done in a really classic way, thanks to arrangements from Bobby Porcelli and Marty Sheller – who had both worked on some of the best Mongo sessions of years past! Bobby Porcelli's also on alto and flute, and Mitch Frohman plays tenor – working with Mongo in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Mongo's rarest sides for Fantasy! Recorded in Cuba during Mongo's brief return to his homeland in 1960, with a much rootsier feel than any of his other albums from the time. Willie Bobo joined Mongo in Havana for the sessions, and most of the other instrumentation is percussion, with some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later blue label pressing. Cover has light wear, a spot of tape on the spine, and a spot of tape residue on the front.)
Mongo Santamaria —
Sabroso ... LP Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good ...
Heavy charanga work from Mongo Santamaria – a really early west coast take on the genre, and a record that features a slightly bigger group than usual for Mongo! Early partner Willie Bobo is in the combo on Timbales – and other players include Pupi Legarreta and Jose Chombo Silva on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing! Cover is very nice, save for a small bit of an old sticker, and a tiny split in one corner.)
Daniel Santos —
50 ... LP Fania, 1980. Near Mint- ...
Sparkling salsa album that features Santos' vocals set amidst jazzy arrangements by Javier Vazquez, played by a nice little combo with Afredo Rodriguez on piano. Titles include "Y Que Mi Socio", "Virgen Del Cobre", "Palmeras", "El 5 Y 6", and "Salsa ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer album of hard instrumental Latin soul tracks – one of the few albums ever done by funky reed player Mauricio Smith! On the set, Smith plays flute, alto, and soprano sax – and the record's filled with short little groovers that have a nice choppy sound, and lots of heavy conga ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The record's got a space-age cover, but the sound is classic all the way – the same sort of salsa groove that made Sonora Poncena one of the hottest Fania acts of the 70s, still going strong here into the next decade! As before, the piano is really at the heart of many of the grooves – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most famous Latin jam session albums ever – recorded at the Village Gate, and featuring a massive set of players that includes Tito Puente, Victor Paz, Charlie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, Jimmy Sabater, and Joe Cuba! In keeping with the "descargas" title, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album