A nice collection – not the over-collected 50s hits of Perez Prado, but more obscure later work – most likely only issued in Mexico. Titles include "La Tomica", "Mambo Latino", "Caballo Negro", "Jumbo Jumbo", "Alekum Salem", and "Br ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet set of groovers from lovely Spanish ladies of the early 60s to mid 70s – ye-ye, rock, beat, garage, R&B, soul, Latin inspired sounds – and numbers that combine many of the above! Chicas features groovy numbers by Mararita Sierra, Sonia, Los Que Vivimos, Vainica Doble, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Ismael Rivera con Cortijo Y Su Combo —
Sonero #1 ... CD Tico, 1990. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A standout classic from trumpeter Luis Gasca – and a set that may well be the artists' most complete musical vision of the 70s! The group here is larger than on previous records, and Gasca's dropped a bit of his Latin roots in exchange for a soaring, slightly spiritual sound put together by ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreCD
Celeste Mendoza/Miguelito Cuni —
Sabor ... CD Antilla, Late 50s/1960s. Used ...
Bobo Motion is groovy motion – heard here on one of Willie's best albums for Verve from the late 60s – a really unique blend of jazz, Latin, and soul-based rhythms! The set's even tighter than some of Willie's other Verve records – and like the classic Uno Dos Tres, it's got some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed mono pressing!)
Astor Piazzolla —
Olympia 77 ... CD Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ...
A live set from Argentine musical legend Astor Piazzolla – recorded in Paris, and with a vibe that really makes the music even more striking than some of his other fantastic records from the 70s! The group's a bit different – in that it's got a drummer, who brings an even bolder sense ... read moreCD
One of the most striking recordings of the 60s from the legendary Astor Piazzolla – a set recorded live in New York, and one that explodes with new sounds right from the very first note! Astor's in prime modernist form here – completely exploding the old format of the tango, stripping ... read moreCD
One of the jazziest Candido albums ever – a tight little 50s set that features the master congolero working with a small combo that includes Al Cohn on tenor, Dick Katz on piano, and Joe Puma on guitar! The sound is nice and stripped-down – bristling with a percussive approach to the ... read moreCD
Great stuff from Ray! Despite the title, which makes the record sound like a sell-out, the album's actually a killer batch of instrumental Latin versions of pop hits – all done in a tight edgey style that sounds a lot like the work on Ray's classic Charanga Moderna album! You may know the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy 60s pressing! Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is very nice overall – and cover has a bit of tape on the top seam, but is nice too.)
Peruvian grooves from the mid 60s to mid 70s – guitar based numbers with tropical strains of merengue, guaracha, rumba and cumbia steeped psychedelia, garage beat and other cross cultural elements! Like a lot of the great music happening around the world in the period, the musicians of Peru ... (Global Grooves, Latin)read moreCD
Late Mongo – but great Mongo! The CD features work recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980 – a wonderful jazz-based performance that was never issued at the time! Tracks are long and very open – stretching out with a soulful majesty that goes beyond even Mongo's ... read moreCD
(Cover has light wear. Label has a name in marker and a spot of clear tape. Vinyl has a short click on "You Belong To My Heart" and "Mambo Jambo".)
Clare Fischer —
Manteca! ... LP Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
One of our favorite albums ever from the great Clare Fischer – and one of the first to really show his special talents at their best! The sound here is a wonderful blend of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes – and in addition to piano, Clare plays plenty of organ on the date – ... (Jazz, Latin)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear.)
One of a number of successful pairings of vocalist Celia Cruz with another act – in this case the mighty La Sonora Matancera, who support Celia's vocals with a really full and focused sound! Titles include "Quinto Mayor", "Camina Para Volver", "Herencia Africana" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album