The Best Of Latin Jazz Various Artists (Latin Jazz)


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Okay, is there anyone out there who thinks we don't give them anything? Well - you miserable snivelling creature - cast your eyes over this lot and weep. Yep, after the autumn's Stax for (not much) cash scandal we return with four albums full to the brim with the best grooves you could ever hope for.

Absolutely full of the sort of roots you wouldn't get any where near a garden is THE BEST OF LATIN JAZZ. This is where you get the real deal on what happens if you take the best jazz musicians of their generation and let them indulge their tropical fantasies. So donning the Panama and the flowery shirt are the likes of Dave Pike who gives us an awesome version of La Bamba, original latin vibes man Cal Tjader and Miles Davis' pianist Red Garland, who gives studio space to conga-man Ray Barretto for his version of Manteca. So, as Mr Watermelon Man Mongo Santamaria might say, Arriba!


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview La Bamba - Dave Pike

  • 02 Preview Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria

  • 03 Preview Mamblues - Cal Tjader & Bernard Purdie

  • 04 Preview Canteloupe Island - Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers

  • 05 Preview Mambo Inn - The Billy Taylor Trio

  • 06 Preview Mau Mau - Art Farmer Septet

  • 07 Preview Jive Samba - Cannonball Adderley Sextet

  • 08 Preview Milestones - The Latin Jazz Quintet

  • 09 Preview Mambo De La Pinta - Art Pepper

  • 10 Preview Manteca - The Red Garland Trio

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