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At the Black Hawk
Mongo Santamaria
At the Black Hawk
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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These 1962 recordings originally appeared on two LPs called Mighty Mongo and Viva Mongo!, and they capture the barely controlled excitement that Mongo Santamaria's percussion-based music can generate in a live performance....  more »

      
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All Artists: Mongo Santamaria
Title: At the Black Hawk
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fantasy
Release Date: 5/30/1994
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218243421

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These 1962 recordings originally appeared on two LPs called Mighty Mongo and Viva Mongo!, and they capture the barely controlled excitement that Mongo Santamaria's percussion-based music can generate in a live performance. While there are jazz elements present, particularly on some of the standard repertoire like "Tenderly" and "Body and Soul," it's the Cuban elements that dominate. Merengue, mambo, guajira, and descarga rhythms are driven by congas, timbales, and the collective chanting of the band. The authenticity extends to Rolando Lozano's airy wooden flute, while tenor saxophonist Jose Silva adds jazz-based lines that are rooted deep in the rhythm. --Stuart Broomer

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