Tito Puente —
El Rey ... CD Picante/Concord, 1984. Used ...
80s work from Tito – but very nicely grooving, with a small combo that has a nice jazzy finish, and lots of strong west coast Latin work from the likes of players like Francisco Aguabella, Jorge Dalto, Jose Madera, and Johnny Rodriguez. The set was recorded live in SF – and titles ... read moreCD
Francisco Aguabella —
H2O ... CD CuBop/Ubiquity, 1999. Used ...
One of the greatest new albums from this legendary conga player! Although Francisco Aquabella is probably best known to Dusty Groove customers for his 70's funk classic "Hitting Hard", or his work with the group Malo – in recent years, he's emerged as quite an important player on ... read moreCD
The legendary Cuban jazz group, caught live before a very enthusiastic audience at London's Ronnie Scott's Club. Pianist Chucho Valdes is in great form, and he arranged and composed all the tracks on the set, including "Mr. Bruce", "Neurosis", and "Flute Notes". All ... read moreCD
Nice stuff! Conga player Johnny Blas put his first LP out on Ubiquity a few years ago, and although we thought that was a cracklin' set of Latin jazz, we totally love this release, which has a very sharp vibe to it, and a good hard groove that's peppered with some funkier moments than last time. ... read moreCD
Essential work from LTG Exchange – a seminal group in the early days of disco, one who blended together elements of funk, Latin, and uptempo soul – into a groove that was one of the hippest on the New York scene at the time! This CD is essential listening from the group – as it ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
Sweet Latin soul from LA! The set brings together 13 tracks that sum up that "east side sound" – Chicano oldies that mix together harmony soul, Latin rhythms, and some rough-edged vocals – and just about every track is a rare single-only cut! Titles include "To You" ... (Soul, Latin)read moreCD
(Out of print, please note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)