Eddie Palmieri —
Music Man ... LP Tico, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
A sweet collection of Eddie Palmieri work for Tico – some cuts with the La Perfecta group, and a few others too! Titles include "Ritmo Caliente", "Caminando", "Ajiaco Caliente", "Busca Lo Tuyo", and "Carnaval En Camaguey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name on the back.)
Toto La Momposina —
Pacanto ... CD World Village (Germany), 2001. Used ...
Titles include "Se Acabo", "Psicologia", "Guajira Guantamera", "Somos Novios", "Abicu", "Arriba", "Boogaloo Mania", and "Mentira". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small bit of pen on the back.)
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers —
Heat! ... LP Prestige, 1968. Good ...
Brilliant work from Pucho and his legendary Soul Brothers group of the 60s – a record that's beyond definition – as it combines Latin, soul, jazz, and even a few funky touches – all into one totally amazing sound! This one really gets all the elements right – and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some splitting & two cut out holes.)
This one's really living up to the "down to basics" in its title – as the record really just features spare percussion jams, mixed with a bit of electric piano – a really cool blend that's unlike anything else we can think of! The session features spoken introductions to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unusual self-produced effort from Hector Lavoe – but a record that's every bit as strong as his other solo records from the time! Of course, Hector's got some big help on the record from Louie Ramirez and Jose Febles – who most likely did most of the arranging work, and ensure that ... read moreCD
The cover lists the group as Bobby Matos' Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble – and you can definitely hear them live up to their name with a complex, soulful sound on this set! Bobby's a player who only seems to have come into his own in later decades of his music – great during his initial ... read moreCD
A great set from Al McKibbon – Cal Tjader's bassist on a number of classic 60s recordings, and a player who's gone onto become a key force in west coast Latin Jazz! The set's got a no-nonsense jazz-based approach that would have made Cal proud – with McKibbon stepping out in full, ... read moreCD
Fantastic work from Eddie Palmieri – right up there with his best of the 70s, and filled with the kind of tunes you'd buy one of his best records for! The set was recorded live in Puerto Rico in 1971, and is a mix of the late Latin Soul styles that were heard on the Sing Sing albums, with ... read moreCD
Brilliant work from the legendary Bobby Matos – a set that's way more than just another Latin jazz album – and which has a sense of tone, timing, and fire to rival much higher-concept jazz recordings! Yet throughout it all, Matos keeps a wonderful groove in place – his own key ... read moreCD
2 of Ray Barretto's best albums on 1 CD! Acid is monster – an album needs little introduction to fans of Latin Soul Jazz grooves, but we'll give one anyway. A killer all the way through, with an incredible blend of material that never lets up, and which shows the world that Ray was working ... read moreCD
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from ... read moreCD
An excellent mid 70s album from Eddie – not a greatest hits selection of older material, but new recordings with Ismael Quintana on vocals. Eddie's playing some totally fierce piano by this point in his career – really smoking, even in the shorter settings of these tracks. Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print, please note that there is a small tear on the booklet spine.)
Clare Fischer & His Latin Jazz Sextet —
Tjaderama ... LP Trend, 1988. Near Mint- ...
A mid 80s session from keyboardist Clare Fischer – a tribute to Cal Tjader, fitting enough given that Fischer was one of Tjader's best accompanists during the 60s! Fischer's playing digital piano and overdubbing vibes on the set – and other instrumentation includes flute, sax, bass, ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble ... read moreCD
(Out of print "white back" pressing. Rear tray card has a crease.)
The great one sings with trumpets and violins – on titles that include "Dureme", "Porque Sera", "Mirame Y Dime", "Soy Feliz", "Pecado Y Redencion", "Tu No Hagas Caso", and "Es Tarde Ya". LP, Vinyl record album
A seminal moment in the career of Mongo Santamaria – and probably the first record to show that he was destined for greatness! As you might guess from the title, the set features Mongo's key recording of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" – served up here in a sharp-edged ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Battle pressing. Cover has some wear with aged tape along the seams.)