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Mongo Santamaria
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Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
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Cuban-born percussionist Mongo Santamaria already had a wealth of experience in Latin music and its integration with jazz when he recorded these sessions, originally released on two LPs in the early 1960s: Mongo Explodes! ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mongo Santamaria
Title: Skins
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Milestone
Release Date: 10/11/1991
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218473828, 0090204089031

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Cuban-born percussionist Mongo Santamaria already had a wealth of experience in Latin music and its integration with jazz when he recorded these sessions, originally released on two LPs in the early 1960s: Mongo Explodes! and Go, Mongo! Although the number of percussionists and the Latin emphasis vary between the two dates, both sessions are notable for how successfully they fuse the two idioms, adding dense rhythms to hard bop blowing and vice versa. Cornetist Nat Adderley stands out in his three appearances, and it's a good opportunity to hear saxophonist Pat Patrick outside the context of Sun Ra's band. Santamaria's gifts as a talent scout are apparent in the presence of the young Chick Corea and Hubert Laws. "Corn Bread Guajira" and "Congo Blue" bear close resemblances to Santamaria's best-known numbers, his hit recording of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" and his own "Afro-Blue," respectively. --Stuart Broomer

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