Puente Goes Jazz
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||What Is This Thing Called Love?||Tito Puente and His Orchestra||3:22||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||What Are You Doing, Honey?||Tito Puente||2:49||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Lucky Dog||Tito Puente and His Orchestra||3:25||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Terry Cloth||Tito Puente||4:59||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
||Tito'in||Tito Puente and His Orchestra||2:59||0,69 €||View in iTunes|
One of Tito Puente's earliest jazz-oriented dates, this set (reissued on a 1993 Bluebird CD) matches Puente (doubling on vibes and timbales) with a big band and the bongos of William Correa. The music (mostly obscure originals plus three standards) swings, and although none of the sidemen became household names, (best-known is altoist Dave Schildkraut), the musicianship is fine. Actually, more notable than the fairly conventional music are two of the song titles: "Tiny Not Ghengis (Kahn)" and "That's A Puente!"
Born: 20 April 1923 in New York, NY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s