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Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat
Woody Herman, Tito Puente
Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat - Woody Herman & Tito Puente

      
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All Artists: Woody Herman, Tito Puente
Title: Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Evidence
Release Date: 5/4/1993
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Mambo, Latin Jazz, Swing Jazz, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 730182200829

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Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat - Woody Herman & Tito Puente

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It's About Time
Southern Slim | Memphis, USA | 02/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anybody who owned this original LP and the subsequent shoddy transfers on CD (if you can find them still) can now rest at ease. Finally someone has taken the original LP and released it exactly as it was - complete original Nat Hentoff liner notes - The real cover of the LP, and finally the real title!! But the best news here is the remastering job - An amazing recording to begin with, finally sounds amazing on CD. It's about time! SMOKIN' HOT !!"
Disapointing album by Woody Herman
David Hernandez | Valrico, Florida United States | 09/30/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I've got to tell you when I got this cd I thought it was Tito Puente and Woody Herman and when I listened to it I was disapointed because 6 songs were done by Herman and the 5 were done by Herman and Puente the reason I got it is because I thought the whole album was them together. So I'm sorry that I wasted my money on this album. Don't get this cd."
Really a 5-star...however...
Mike DiMartino | Rochester, NY | 10/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Do you dig the Vice Prez Paul Quinichette? Man, to hear him trade choruses with Al Cohn--with the Herd and Tito Puente's latin percussion behind them--let me tell you something: GET THIS CD. And another little bonus--besides the all-star band and the great charts throughout, and the gorgeous acoustic guitar guesting with the Herd--is hearing upstate tenorman Joe Romano here with the Herd.

OK, so why just 3 stars? Well, unfortunately a lot of the tracks were mastered from surviving vinyl (you can hear the records' surface noise, and you can hear the crappy process used to try to hide it, albeit only during quiet passages, of which there aren't many, being that this is a powerfully swingin' and hard blowin' HERD). The liner notes boast that this session is restored to it original lustre for this CD. Nope. Not when you can hear the needle grinding on the record's surface during the guitar-big band features, sadly.

So, yes, the Everest LP reissues of this stuff through the years were subjected to fake stereo and the shoddy like, which, as I say, remains on many of these CD tracks, as they were recorded from surviving vinyl (presumably the original master tapes no longer exist--and/or Everest had permanently stereo-reverberized the masters...which is probably why the meticulous Japanese companies won't touch these). And that's why this CD, aside from having the original cover art and Hentoff notes, is not all that improved over the Everests, although the overall fidelity and Rick Pantoja's mastering certainly earn 5 stars, especially when you consider there were no master tapes to work with.

Mike DiMartino in Rochester, NY, USA."