Maestra (Masterpiece)- by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri
The original title
of Tito Puente's final album was Por Fin --"Finally"--a
reference to the fact that Puente and fellow Latin-jazz titan Eddie
Palmieri never had recorded together, despite Puente's work with
pianist Palmieri's brother Charlie early in their careers.
Rhythms of the Chakras
As the number of Glen Velez albums begins to mount, this one still
stands out as an elegantly simple statement. No serious percussion
lover should be without it.
of Awakening: Chanting the Chakras
Layne Redmond - This
is one of our favorites. It actually feels good to hear the syllables
sung, so perfectly in tune. You really can feel them in your body.
Don't miss this album.
Conga Kings ~ Carlos Patato Valdes,
Candido, Giovanni Hidalgo
"The Conga Kings is a historic recording session that brings
together three giants of Afro-Caribbean percussion: Candido
Camero, Patato Valdes and Giovanni Hidalgo. Each master has
his own unique style, yet they complement each other beautifully.
The camaraderie and good vibes shine through from start to finish
on this fine recording."
Legend Of Cuban Percussion ~ Carlos Patato Valdes - It's
a blessing that this album has been re-released. One of the great
master congueros, Patato.
Hamza El Din
is a Nubian oud player and singer from the Sudan who studied his
craft in Cairo, and fashioned the oud--normally used for accompaniment
or in ensembles--into a solo instrument, combining Nubian and Arabic
musical gestures. Essential listening.
Beat Science | Listen
to Don't Worry
Trilok Gurtu, Zakir
Hussain, and Asian Underground star Talvin Singh combine under the
sonic washes of producer Bill Laswell -Indian percussion in a futuristic
brand new one by Glen
Another fine effort
by Glen Velez.
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