Sunday, June 29, 2008

tito puente

puente's star on the hollywood walk of fame, february 2006

From his 99th studio album, apparently. Who's counting ?

"Tito Puente, Sr., (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000), born Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr., was an influential Latin jazz and mambo musician. The son of native Puerto Ricans Ernest and Ercilia Puente, of Spanish Harlem in New York City, Puente is often credited as 'El Rey' (the King) of the timbales and 'The King of Latin Music'. He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that helped keep his career going for 50 years."

TITO PUENTE: ODE TO CACHAUO from "Goza Mi Timbal" CD (Concord) 1989 (US)


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