|Puente, Tito & His Orchestra / Live At The 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival|
|Add Date:||2009-02-08|| ||Pull Date:||2009-04-12|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||29 Mar||22 Mar||15 Mar||8 Mar||22 Feb||15 Feb|
The Latin percussion legend and his kick-ass15-piece orchestra keep things hot and spicy with mostly original compositions (though you gotta love the cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry...”). It’s full of energy, passion, and hip-shaking rhythms. Every track rocks. Lots of crowd noise.|
1. .20 introduction
2. Drums into brass, wicked fast twists and turns into one hot jam.
3. The classic. Midtempo, faint vocals from band, great horns/drums.
4. Starts off with a burn and keeps going, fast vocals, hot band.
5. Relaxed big-band romance, great solos, sexy vocals. Sigh...
6. Drum tour-de-force then horns join in the race to the end. Yow!
7. Stevie’s hit gets a cha-cha-cha makeover. So fricking cool.
8. Hot & fun w/playful vocals from band & lots of energy.
9. Fast percussion then equal horns & keyboards. Head-spinning fast.
10. Cal Tjader guests on vibes. Upbeat, driving, serious Latin jazz.