Puente, Tito

Monterey Jazz Festival, 2008CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 15.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This 1977 performance at Monterey is electrifying. The late Tito Puente (2000) was one of the most dynamic Latin vibraphonist/percussionist and bandleader. They play ten selection delighting the audience Among the best are “Oye Como Va” where the crowd immediately assumed the lead vocal role; “Delirio”, a beautiful ballad; and “Picadillo” with guest Cal Tjader on vibes. The recording captures the width of the stage where Tito led his large ensemble. This is a great testimony to his works!


Publicist: D. L. Media