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Tito Puente , listeners Related Tags salsa latin latin jazz Tito Puente was a bandleader, percussionist, composer, and arranger from New York City. Born Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr. He became a professional musician at age Tito Puente later learned to play a number of instruments, including… read more.
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With Machito he got to play solos, standing with the timbales in front of the orchestra, the first time the instrument was played standing rather than sitting down.
Drafted into the Army, Puente served between and and then, with the help of the GI Bill, attended Julliard, where he studied composition, orchestration, and piano. By Tito Puente was running his own band, placing the timbales at the center of his orchestra with himself as the featured soloist.
Only a year before, Arsenio Rodriguez had introduced the conga drum! A few s Machito recordings feature Puente on timbales. After schooling, he worked for Pupi Campo, providing the arrangements and playing; Pupi Campo recordings are some of the earliest sides arranged by and featuring Puente. The beautiful Tico albums, recorded with a smaller group, are more authentic but somewhat repetitive.
His introduction of the vibraphone and timbal solos into Latin music are heard here. El Gran Combo. Gilberto Santa Rosa. Punta Gallinas. Quatro: The Definitive Collection. Jazz Roots: The Music of the Americas.
A Night In Puerto Rico. The Essential Tito Puente. Mucho Cha Cha. Cuando Suenan Los Tambores. Top 10 Latino Vol. Artist's Top Tracks.Mar 12, · Released: Genre: Cuban, Latin. Label: RCA. Wikipedia Page. Listen To This Album On YouTube. This album by Tito Puente and his orchestra surprised me a little because i liked it much more than i anticipated. some of the songs are sung in Spanish and they have a general dance style jazz sound and usually these type of albums receive my worst kind of reviews because i don’t .