Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mongo Santamaria - Mongo' 70


Year : 1970
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Afro Cuban Jazz

Mongo Santamaria was a famous prolific Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban performer who collaborated in the fifties with the greatest as Tito Puente or Cal Tjader. Mongo' 70 is a Crossover Jazz project created by Mongo in collaboration with arranger Earl Neal Creque which mixing Rhythm & Blues and Pop with Cuban rhythms. It features a large group of cuban percussionists, strings section and Big Band Horns conducted by Marty Sheller. Titles include Windjammer (played also by Grant Green), Havana' mood Abolo Criollo and Grass RootsOn Yesterday's Tomorrow & Mo' Do' it should be noted the participation of studio guitarist Eric Gale. All tracks composed & arranged by Earl Neal Creque except March Of The Panther by Sonny Henry, Night Crawler by Charles Williamson, Grass Roots by Marty Sheller and Dedicated To Love by Jon Hart. Produced by Joel Dorn.

Mongo Santamaria_congas, bongos
Julio Colazzo, Osvaldo Martinez, Pelayo Diaz_percussion
Angel Allende_timbales, percussion
Earl Neal Creque_piano, electric piano
Eric Gale & Sonny Henry_guitar
Jon Hart_bass
Jimmy Johnson_drums
Charles Williamson_cornet
Grant Reed_tenor saxophone, flute
Trevor Lawrence_baritone saxophone
Israel Gonzalez_trumpet
Roger Glenn_vibes, flute

01. Windjammer
02. Yesterday's Tomorrow
03. March Of The Panther
04. Look Away
05. Night Crawler
06. The Whistler
07. Adobo Criollo
08. Mo' Do'
09. Grass Roots
10. Dedicated To Love
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