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Dancemania 99: Live At Birdland [LIVE]
Tito Puente
Dancemania 99: Live At Birdland [LIVE]
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

It has been 40 years since Tito's first Dancemania album captured the explosion of Latin sound from his band, who were then packing in the dancers at New York's Palladium. This live album recaptures that feel, using a bigg...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tito Puente
Title: Dancemania 99: Live At Birdland [LIVE]
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rmm Records
Original Release Date: 8/25/1998
Release Date: 8/25/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Mambo, Big Band, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop, Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602828227029

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It has been 40 years since Tito's first Dancemania album captured the explosion of Latin sound from his band, who were then packing in the dancers at New York's Palladium. This live album recaptures that feel, using a bigger band than the original, but the same arrangements. The major difference is that this time the soloists have more space in which to stretch out, and they take full advantage of the opportunity. But at the same time, this is Latin jazz that never forgets it was made for dancing. The rhythms percolate and boil, the horns reach for the sky, and everybody just wants to mambo. Not many people get a chance to remake and remodel their past this way; even fewer could do it this well. --Chris Nickson

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CD Reviews

This CD is hot! Every cut flies!
kdavis@ct2.nai.net | Connecticut, US | 05/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD combines the best of Latin and Jazz. The musicians are tight -- but are given the freedom to let loose -- especially Dave Valentin on flute and Sonny Bravo on piano. The percussion and horns will give you goosebumps. As always, Tito shows why is "Le Rey" of Latin Jazz. Mambo, cha cha, and salsa on! Kathy Davis"
Tito-we will miss you..
kdavis@ct2.nai.net | 07/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the last recording from Tito before he left us. It is everything you'd expect from a great Tito Puente recording, and live. Amazing new versions of older material, still true to the feel of the long-ago Palladium days. If you have even the slightest interest in Latin Jazz, or latin music in general, this is well worth your while. A guaranteed classic. Buy it and groove to the finest."
Finally
Harold Fuentes | Chicago, IL United States | 12/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was out of luck trying to find a live Tito set with good quality. Finally, this came along. Plays some of his more classic tunes, and they sound tight! Great vocalist Frankie Morales featured. Tito even turns out a solo on track 8 that will amaze you, especially since he's in his mid 70s and still jams better than most percussionists out there on timbales."