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Format: CD
Sku: 60190560
UPC: 013431478225
UPC 14: 00013431478225
Release Date: 9/2/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hey Bud - Poncho Sanchez ~ Various Artists
2. Ode To Cachao - Tito Puente ~ Various Artists
3. Mother Jones - Mongo Santamaria ~ Various Artists
4. Leyte - Pete Escovedo ~ Various Artists
5. Watermelon Man - Poncho Sanchez - (featuring Mongo Santamaria) ~ Various Artists
6. Killer Joe - Jorge Dalto ~ Various Artists
7. Guachi Guaro - Cal Tjader :: Soul Sauce - Cal Tjader ~ Various Artists
8. Oye Como Va - Tito Puente ~ Various Artists
9. On A Sunday Afternoon - Ray Barretto ~ Various Artists
10. Day Tripper - Mongo Santamaria ~ Various Artists
11. Cinderella ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Things To Come - Tito Puente ~ Various Artists
2. La Familia - Poncho Sanchez ~ Various Artists
3. Cu-Bop Alert - Mongo Santamaria ~ Various Artists
4. Ancestral Messages - Ray Barretto ~ Various Artists
5. Esta Noche - Pete Escovedo ~ Various Artists
6. Serengeti - Cal Tjader ~ Various Artists
7. Greenhouse - Ray Vega ~ Various Artists
8. Coco May May - Poncho Sanchez ~ Various Artists
9. Descarga - Tito Puente ~ Various Artists
10. Work Song - Ray Barretto ~ Various Artists
11. Manteca - Mongo Santamaria ~ Various Artists
12. Lambada Timbales - Tito Puente ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Reaching all the way back to the beginnings of Concord Picante in 1979, which was originally created for the pleasure of the late Cal Tjader, Fiesta Picante traces nearly the entire history of the label in what amounts to a greatest-hits collection with a non-stop groove. While the music constantly looks backwards, with few progressive strains, the album succeeds as a summary of Picante and as an irresistible danceathon. Disc one is mostly devoted to tracks with a cha-cha or guajira beat, while disc two is dominated by the more rambunctious mambo style. One is struck by how many of Latin jazz's surviving stars have recorded for the label, often in thorough detail. Poncho Sanchez, the neo-classicist among them, gets five entries, including his faithful-to-the-letter re-creation of "Watermelon Man" with Mongo Santamaria guesting on congas. The indefatigable Tito Puente, his signature guajira "Oye Como Va" as catchy as ever in this live version, also gets five tracks, and Santamaria's own band is not far behind with four tracks. Ray Barretto's New World Spirit is the most enterprising of the Picante bands, trying to create fresher textures in his three entries. Tjader is represented by "Serengeti" and a remake of his biggest hit, "Soul Sauce," Pete Escovedo gets two tracks, and Jorge Dalto and Ray Vega get one each. If you ever wanted to sample the output of the Concord Picante label -- or for that matter, traditional Latin jazz as performed in the present day -- or simply keep a party jumping, this two-hour, double-CD set is for you. ~ Richard S. Ginell

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Mongo Santamaria

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/26/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 4782
Music Label Name Label : Concord Picante
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00013431478225

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