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Tito Puente

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Born: Apr 20, 1923 in New York, NY
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Died: May 31, 2000 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: By virtue of his warm, flamboyant stage manner, longevity, constant touring, and appearances in the mass media, Tito Puente is probably the most beloved symbol of Latin jazz. But more than that, Puente managed to keep his music remarkably fresh over the decades; as a timbales virtuoso, he combined mastery ...Read full biography
Dance Mania Vol.1
Released: 1958
Label: U.S. Latin
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Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, ...Read full review
Royal 'T'
Released: 1993
Label: Concord Records
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Tito Puente has long championed Latin-jazz, a combination of Latin percussion and rhythms with bebop-oriented jazz. This release from the Concord Picante label serves as a perfect introduction to his music. ...Read full review
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