Mongo Santamaria - Mambo Mongo

Mongo Santamaria - Mambo Mongo
Mongo Santamaria - Mambo Mongo
Item# SACD263

Product Description

The late great legendary Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria completed this fabulous Afro-Cuban/ jazz project, Mambo Mongo, at the historic RCA Studio A. Not only is this one of Chesky's earliest recordings, but it was one of the last for Studio A, which closed a few days later. This legendary studio's airy, ambient sound had for decades contributed to classic recordings by Frank Sinatra, original Broadway casts and countless classical conductors. Consistent with tradition, Mongo surrounded himself with a tight working band of some of the most talented young musicians of the time, highlighted by noted veteran flutist Hubert Laws and Valentin. Using material and instrumentation in a "typical" Latin context, Mongo and friends combine these beautifully arranged comparsas, gua guanco, son montuno, and 6/8 rhythms adding tasteful jazz elements and brilliant solo work that turns "typical" to "spectacular". Experience phenomenal Afro-Cuban percussion on Super Audio CD!

Track Listings

  1. Dark Before the Dawn
  2. Caribbean Sunrise
  3. Mambo Mongo
  4. Los Ninos Del Mundo
  5. Cali
  6. Are They Only Dreams
  7. Cuco Y Olga
  8. Azteca
  9. La Mogolla