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Night Beat
Tito Puente
Night Beat
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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In 1957, timbalero Tito Puente's push for Latin beats in jazz was in agreement with many of the bebop community's ideas on complex rhythms being ideal for their music. Rather than go for bop, though, Puente went--as here o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tito Puente
Title: Night Beat
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 3/17/1998
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Mambo, Big Band, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop, Tropical, Salsa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923784722

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In 1957, timbalero Tito Puente's push for Latin beats in jazz was in agreement with many of the bebop community's ideas on complex rhythms being ideal for their music. Rather than go for bop, though, Puente went--as here on Night Beat--for a charging, swinging sound that featured tight horn-ensemble work and compact solos. Puente and a trio of percussionists--including Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria--lay down a bustling groove, expanding the performances in a quilt-like fashion. The band shines when Puente is pounding out his beats and lays back when Puente plays the vibraphone on more lush, faux exotica tunes (like "Sea Breeze"). One of the charms of this set is its sound, which remains high in quality throughout. Puente's made lots of dates where he's drummed more furiously, but this session finely balances both his and the band's huge talents. Recognize that trumpeter? It's Carl "Doc" Severinsen. --Andrew Bartlett

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