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XWe're especially heavy on New York sounds of the 60s and 70s -- Latin Soul, salsa, boogaloo, and more!

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✨✧ Ray BarrettoTaboo ... CD
Concord, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Taboo is a great all-acoustic outing from Ray Barretto – a set recorded with a stripped-down combo that features trumpet, tenor, flute, piano, bass and drums – all stretching out in a soaring, exploratory Latin jazz mode! The feel is much more open and loose than on some of Ray's 80s albums – and in a way, the record's almost a nod back to Barretto's freest modes of the early 70s – some of those great jazz albums recorded for Fania back in the day. Titles include "Bomba-Riquen", "Work Song", "99 MacDougal Street", "Lazy Afternoon", "Effendi", and "Brother Tom". CD
(Out of print. Disc has a promo stamp, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Kenny Graham's Afro CubistsAfro Kadabra Caribbean Suite – Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists Vol 2 ... CD
Esquire/Solid (Japan), 1953. Used ... $24.99
Fantastic sounds from Kenny Graham – maybe the only musician on the London scene of the postwar years who could take on Latin music, and make it sound as sharp as work from the other side of the Atlantic! Graham's working here with his amazing Afro-Cubists group – an ensemble filled with the best modern players British jazz had to offer at the time – with tenor work from Graham, Derek Humble, and Peter King – plus Phil Seamen on drums, Joe Hunter on trumpet, and Roy Plummer on guitar! The arrangements are wonderful – heavy on percussion, but equally weighted to the vivid work on horns – and titles include "Jump For Joe", "Afro Kadabra", "Bongo Chant", "Saga Boy", "Dance Of The Zombies", "Wha Huppin Sah", "Tempo Medio Lento", and "Hatian Ritual". (Jazz, Latin) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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MaloMalo ... LP
Warner, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful 70s Latin soul from the legendary Bay Area combo that included Jorge Santana, Luis Gasca, and Coke Escovedo – all players who'd go onto great solo fame on their own, working together here as a youthfully inventive group that really set the tone for the west coast sound of the decade! This first album's a masterpiece in the California Latin Soul style – a sweet blend of Latin, jazz, funk, and rock that took up where the New York groups left off at the end of the 60s. The tracks are all pretty long – with some extremely tight instrumental playing, and plenty of room for long jamming solos. But the best part is the vocals – sung by Arcelio Garcia Jr, with a sweet style that's totally excellent. You probably already know that if you've heard the band's big hit "Suavecito", which is included here in a longer version than the original single – but you'll also hear that on the tracks "Cafe", "Pana", and "Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray MantillaRebirth ... CD
Savant, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Ray Mantilla is reborn, after a health crisis almost took him down – but to us, he's also returning to his roots – that rock-solid approach to Latin jazz that's made us love his records so much over the decades! And like the best of those sets, there's a mixture of complex ideas and organic execution going on here – sounds that really push past the obvious, and showcase Ray's sublime understanding of color and tone as much as rhythm – but which feel almost effortless in the hands of Mantilla and his group! Players include Ivan Renta on soprano and tenor, Jorge Castro on bartione and flute, Guido Gonzalez on trumpet, Mike Freeman on vibes, and Edy Martinez on piano and Fender Rhodes – all shimmering nicely on tunes that include "Mia", "Philly Mambo", "Cumbia Jazz Fusion Experimental", "Rebirth Bata Rumba Experimental", "Martinez", "Yuyo", and "Preciosa". (Jazz, Latin) CD

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✨✧ OchoTornado ... CD
El Sondido/Universal Sound (UK), 1976/1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's a tornado on the cover, and a tornado in the grooves as well – as the mighty Ocho step off their first three albums for UA Latino, and move into even headier territory here on the El Sonido label! The group are really at the top of their game – effortlessly blending jazzy instrumentation and hard-hitting 70s salsa modes – produced to perfection by the great Bobby Marin, and given a bit of vocal help from Tito Allen and Willie Torres. There's some sweet flute lines in the mix alongside some great tenor and alto lines too – and titles include the extended 4 part suite "Majnabuca", with the great cut "Hustle A Nova" – plus the titles "Mamey Colorado", "Tornado", and "Sneakin Up Behind You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie PalmieriLo Que Traigo Es Sabroso ... CD
Alegre, Early 60s. Used ... $16.99
Great early material from Eddie Palmieri – one of his classic records done with Conjunto La Perfecta – a group that's poised on contrapuntal trombone lines, and which had a very important influence on Latin jazz styles in the 60s! The use of trombone makes for lots of dark edges – a bass-heavy sound that works well with the percussion, and really lets Eddie open up on some of his free-thinking piano lines – extremely imaginative throughout, and quite different than Latin piano work a few years before. Lead vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and the great Barry Rogers is on lead trombone – on titles that include "Muneca", "Baila Guanguanco", "Criticona", "No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga", and the great "Descarga Palmieri"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie PalmieriMi Luz Mayor ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
A hard-driving set from the great Eddie Palmieri – and a record that's maybe his strongest salsa effort in years, even though it's still filled with lots of the edgey, jazzy touches he's also brought to his best material in recent decades! The album's got a very strong lead vocal presence – both from Herman Olivera and Gilberto Santa Rosa, both of whom join Eddie's group and provide a strong focus for the ensemble's jazzy performances – with an especially strong sax section that includes work from Craig Handy, Ralph Moore, Gary Smulyan, and Ronnie Cuber! Carlos Santana serves up a few guitar parts on the record – and the group also features work from Jimmy Bosch and Conrad Herwig on trombones, and Brian Lynch and Jonathan Powell on trumpets – amidst plenty of percussion, and strong lead piano from Palmieri. Titles include "Mi Congo", "Chica Ni Lambo", "Abarriba Cumbiaremos", "Sun Sun Babae", "Yo Soy Mulato", "Tremendo Cumban", "Sonando Con Puerto Rico", and "El Resbaloso". CD

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Dave PikeManhattan Latin ... LP
Decca, 1964. Very Good ... $99.99
A real lost chapter in the career of vibist Dave Pike – an obscure one-off Latin session recorded for Decca in the mid 60s! The album was done in the years between Pike's first few early jazz sides and his later tripped-out sessions for MPS and Vortex – and features Dave leading a groovy combo that has a really playful approach to the work. Players include trumpeter Dave Burns, flautist Hubert Laws, guitarist Atilla Zoller, and a young Chick Corea – as well as Latin instrumentalists that include Willie Bobo, Patato Valdez, and Israel Cachao Lopez. The tunes include a number of really strong originals that push the format of such a set – stretching past simple Latinized cover tunes, and displaying the ear for modal and global grooves that would mark some of Pike's best later years! Titles include "Dream Garden", "Latin Blues", "Montuna Orita", "Aphrodite", "Not A Tear", "Mambo Dinero", and "Baby". (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album

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Gonzalo RubalcabaLive In Havana ... CD
Messidor (Germany), 1987. Used ... $7.99
Nice session of 80s Latin jazz tracks, recorded live in Havana in 1986, and featuring the kind of long, jamming tracks that let Rubalcaba really open up on keyboards. The group also features sax work by Manuel Varela – and titles include "Nueva Cubana", "Concatenacion Heroica", "Green Dolphin In The Street", "Pluma", and "Pisando El Cesped". (Jazz, Latin) CD
(Out of print. Front artwork has some small stains.)

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✨✧ Hilton RuizHands On Percussion ... CD
Tropi Jazz/Sony, 1995. Used ... $16.99
With Andy Gonzalez on bass, Giovanni Hidalgo on congas, Ignacio Berroa on drums, Dave Valentin & Peter Brainin on flute, Tito Puente on percussion, Hilton Ruiz on piano, David Sanchez & Jose De Leon on tenor saxes, Steve Berrios on timbales, Papo Vazquez on trombone & Charlie Sepulveda on trumpet. (Jazz, Latin) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousChicano Power! – Latin Rock In The USA 1968-1976 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used 2CD ... $19.99
Nice one! This set's a great mix of Chicano grooves from the early 70's – and despite the "rock" in the title, the sound spans the gamut from jazz fusion, to Latin funk, to full on jamming! You may know some of the bands on the set – like Black Sugar, Sapo, and Azteca – from reissues or originals we've gotten in, but there's also a lot of groups that you'll have a darn hard time finding elsewhere. Like Soul Jazz's fantastic NuYorica sets, this one's an overstuffed set of material, filled with essential cuts that define a classic sound, and full notes on the music which are a treat to newcomers and old fans alike. Get set as Soul Jazz once again dig into the past, and come up with a soon-to-be-classic set of grooves that includes "Been Had" by Sapo, "Mira Pa Ca" by Chango, "Sun God" by Tierra, "Ron Con Con" by El Chicano, "Raomona" by Toro, "Viajecito" by Black Sugar, "Butterfly" by Benitez, and "Chauca" by The Antiques. Great stuff, great notes, and a real treat throughout! CD
(Out of print. Slipcase has light wear.)

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VariousGipsy Rhumba – The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the folks at Soul Jazz Records – and a batch of work that we never would have heard otherwise! The sounds here are from a unique point in Spanish music – one in which flamenco guitar mixed with Latin rhythms, gypsy culture, and even traces of postwar jazz and rock and roll – all to form one of the most vibrant musical blends we've ever heard! There's a live energy to this music right from the start, but the tracks also really benefit a lot from tight studio production too – which helps to bring all these disparate parts into strong focus when moving together – with a sense of energy that's really mindblowing. Forget any later Gipsy Kings or coffee bar cliches you might have, because this early music is definitely the real deal – and presented beautifully in this lavish package. Titles include "Nuestro Ayer" by Rabbit Rumba, "Si Compay" by El Nois, "El Pan Y Los Dietes" by El Piano De Chaco Y Sus Rumbas, "Levantate" by Antinio Gonzalez, "Che Camino" by Maruja Garrido, "La Fiesta No Es Para Feos" by Peret, and "Fui A Bahia" by El Gitano Portugues. (Global Grooves, Latin) CD
(Includes original slipcover and heavy book!)

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VariousLatin Travels – A Six Degrees Collection ... CD
Six Degrees, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Not Latin, so much as modern electronic tunes with a Latin influence – similar to work on the New Latinaires series on Ubiquity. The selection includes a number of titles from overseas sources, plus remixed pulled from the very successful catalog of Six Degrees. Titles include "Royal Rumba (Fila Brazilia mix)" by Robin Jones & Joao Bosco De Oliveira, "Supertropical" by Senor Coconut, "Soul Salsa Soul" by St Germain, "Blue Eyed Beat Banging Soul" by Terminal 3, "Watch Them Come (Jazzanova rmx)" by Men From The Nile, "Brazilelectro (DJ Git Hyper mix)" by Zuco 103, and "Future Tropic" by Afro-Mystik. (New Grooves, Latin) CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)
 
 
 



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