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Mongo at the Village Gate
Mongo Santamaria
Mongo at the Village Gate
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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This OJC/Concord Jazz reissue CD finds Mongo Santamaria entering the boogaloo era with a variety of funky pieces that show the influence of R&B and soul-jazz without losing the group's roots in Cuban music. The infectiou...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mongo Santamaria
Title: Mongo at the Village Gate
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218649025, 0090204033980

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Album Description
This OJC/Concord Jazz reissue CD finds Mongo Santamaria entering the boogaloo era with a variety of funky pieces that show the influence of R&B and soul-jazz without losing the group's roots in Cuban music. The infectious live set teams the conguero with trumpeter Marty Sheller, the reeds of Pat Patrick and Bobby Capers, pianist Rodgers Grant, bassist Victor Venegas, drummer Frank Hernandez, and the percussion of Chihuahua Martinez and Julian Cabrera. Such tunes as 'Fatback,' 'Mongo's Groove,' and 'Creole' have happy, soulful, and simple melodies. This is one of Marty Sheller's best dates on trumpet, while Santamaira takes 'My Sound' as a colorful unaccompanied solo. A remake of 'Para Ti' is a welcome bonus track on this enjoyable CD.

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CD Reviews

An incredible CD!!! Wish I was there that evening.
Luis E. Cotto | USA | 04/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Starting with the introduction by Symphony Sid...this CD takes off with some incredible cuts by Mongo and his group. This CD is a must-have if your a latin-jazz fan. It manages to hold on to you track through track, ironically without the addition of two standard Mongo tracks (Watermelon Man and Afro Blue). El Toro, My Sound, and the Morning After are classics. !!UN EXITO!!"
Ultimate Latin Jazz
David M. Doyle | El Monte, CA USA | 03/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is one of the Pinnacles of Latin Jazz

Want to Dig Latin Jazz?
Want to gain insight in the Concept of Latin Jazz?

Buy this recording plus Willie Bobo's "Spanish Grease"

These 2 recordings were the seed ,the catylist of Latin Jazz as we know it.

Listen childern and you shall hear,,,wail on Mongo in the Great Descarga in the Sky,,,

Axe Mongo,,,
Dios te paga,,,
Dios te paga,,,

Axe,,,

We miss you Mongo,,,

David Doyle
Los Angeles,Calif
"
Mongo one of the greatest conga drummers ever
jaye l price | md | 06/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd proves that He indeed is one of the greatest if not the
greatest conga drummers ever. The thing I like so much about this
cd is the musicians take the solos so seriously. It is filled with many great solos. The highlight of the cd is the conga solo. It can and has been used as a teaching tool for those who
would like to play congas and play the afro-latin way. Add this
cd to your collection, you won't regret it.
jaye price
beltsville,md"