At The Black Hawk

Mongo Santamaria

At The Black Hawk
  • CAT # FCD-24734-25

    1. Bluechanga 7:55
    2. Tenderly 2:54
    3. Descarga At The Blackhawk 7:07
    4. Bacoso 8:55
    5. Sabor 4:03
    6. All The Things You Are 5:17
    7. Pachanga Twist 3:20
    8. Las Guajiras 7:43
    9. Para Ti 6:02
    10. Body And Soul 2:21
    11. Merengue Changa 3:40
    12. Dulce Sueno 2:35
    13. Mambo Terrifico 4:23
    14. Close Your Eyes 5:33

In 1962, when Mongo Santamaria brought his recently-formed band to the legendary Black Hawk club in San Francisco, he was doing what he would proceed to do to this day--showing how an international cast of topflight musicians could be true to both Latin roots and jazz’s spirit of adventure. Cuba was well represented by tenor saxophonist José “Chombo” Silva, who also plays violin on the mellower charanga tracks recorded in New York, and Rolando Lozano, an incredible master of the wooden flute. Another key contributor is the Brazilian João Donato, who is heard on trombone as well as his more familiar piano, while jazz great Pat Patrick, another of Mongo’s favorites, also puts in a guest appearance.

with Pat Patrick, José "Chombo" Silva, Rolando Lozano, João Donato, René "El Latigo" Hernandez, Felix “Pupi” Legarreta, Victor Venegas, Cuco Martinez, Willie Bobo, Julito Collazo, Rudy Calzado

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