During the early 70s, Mongo Santamaria moved to Atlantic
records – which was a perfect place for him to expand his groove past the hard Latin soul of his Columbia years, into an excellent sound that mixed funk and Latin and soul and jazz! On these two albums, Mongo is still working with his classic arranger – trumpeter Marty Sheller, the man who knew how to pack an incredible amount of power in one tiny groove! Neal Creque joined Mongo on loan from Pucho's group – and he also contributed a lot of nice tracks to the first album, like his classic "Windjammer", plus "Look Away", "The Whistler", and "Mo' Do". Other players are equally nice – and include Roger Glenn, Armando Peraza, Angel Allende, and Sonny Henry. Other tracks include "Grass Roots", "Conversation In Drums", "Marty's Tune", "Disappear", "Come Candela", "Climax", "Night Crawler", and "March Of The Panther".