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Oct
13

SONG OF THE WEEK - TAKE FIVE, TITO PUENTE

"Re-workings work"!! And it's about time I featured the most famous and arguably greatest Latin musician of all time, the undeniable legend that was Tito Puente!

 

My selection this week is an amazing re-working, and arguable a more danceable version, of the original Brubeck-Desmond song by the Mambo King himself.

 

With a recalling of the beautiful sax solo by the great Mario Rivera and containing probably the most powerful and trance inducing timbales section I've ever heard (just watch Tito Puente's face in this video clip!!), it makes this Latin jazz Mambo one of the great masterpieces of Latin music. 

 

I give you... the Mambo King TITO PUENTE with "TAKE FIVE"! :D

 

 

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