Santamaria, Mongo

Pablo, 2003CD
Instrument: DRUMS

Issue: 9.2w

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: The calypso beats ring loudly during this live session at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the summer of 1980. At the time Mongo was widely recognized as the premier Afro-Cuban jazz congo player. Although he died last February, his sprit and certainly his music remain fresh and vibrant. Among the classics included in this 8-song set are “Watermelon Man” with guest artists Toots Thielemans (harmonica) and Dizzy Gillespie (t), “Sofrito” and the finale, “Para Ti”.