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Classic Joe Loco material for Tico from the 50s – hard and heavy piano work, leaping around with almost as much inherent rhythm as the percussion that accompanies it! Loco's style gets a bit, well, "loco" at times – but never too much so – and titles include "Happy ... LP, Vinyl record album
A solid groover from Joe Loco – cut in a pachanga style, as you'd guess from the title – but like all of his work at the time, the kind of a session that's really driven by his tight work on piano, no matter what the rhythm! Joe's heavy hand on the keys makes any sort of a record a ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great set of Latin grooves – and despite the "calypso" in the title, this is pretty much a straight Latin album from Joe Loco, and it ranks as one of his best from the 50s. The grooves are nice and straight ahead, with searing percussion, and nice heavy piano from Joe. Who ... LP, Vinyl record album
Joe and his crazy piano are at the head of another lively set of Latin numbers – piano driven all the way, with some heavy percussion to make things groove! Tracks include "Loco Motion", "Tremendo Cha-Cha-Cha", "Paso Merengue", "Mama Inez", "Baion ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very nice album of tight hot Latin instrumentals, played by Joe Loco with his tremendous choppy approach to the piano! The title and notes seem to imply that there's a "rockin" sound to this one, but that's only because Joe wails so much, Mercury was trying to align the record with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Joe's firey Latin piano turns towards a number of tracks that are best known as standards, but which are given a nice Latiny tinge here in this classic Tico session. Titles include "Lover", "Cuban Nightingale", "Body & Soul", "September In the Rain", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Years before Eddie Palmieri started adding some very "out" touches to his solos during the 70's, Joe Loco was transforming Latin jazz piano with a style that was a bit tighter, but no less "out". The tracks on this record are a perfect example of his well-earned "Loco" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff – and one of the purest examples we can find of the Latin piano style of the great Noro Morales! Noro plays here without any of the trappings of some of his other records – just working with a small rhythm combo on an all-instrumental set – with tremendous solo work ... LP, Vinyl record album
Forget the "blues" in the title – this is another one of Willie Bobo's groovy Latin soul albums for Verve, with a good set of New York soul arrangements by Bert Keyes, Bert DeCoteaux, and Sonny Henry. Willie does a number of soul covers, like "Bad Bad Whiskey", "Walk ... LP, Vinyl record album