Poncho Sanchez – Conga Blue (1996)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 60:59 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Funk/Soul, Jazz, Latin
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Conga Blue features Poncho’s lifelong mentor: the great Mongo Santamaria. Mongo has been such an important influence on Poncho, he named his first son after him. The audio sample “Besame Mama,” was written by Mongo Santamaria. This album was recorded on November 13, 14, 1995, at the Group IV studios in Hollywood, California.
Conga player Poncho Sanchez has been one of the leaders in Latin jazz for a decade. This outstanding studio recording delivers the excitement with the addition of special guest Mongo Santamaria on “Watermelon Man” and several originals. Great solos by trumpeter Stan “Be Bop” Martin and baritone saxophonist Scott Martin add spice to the lively percussion of Sanchez and his group.
01 – Black Stockings
02 – Besame Mama
03 – Mambo De Cuco
04 – Conga Blue
05 – Dulce Amor
06 – Manila
07 – Watermelon Man
08 – Happy Now
09 – Mon Pa Mon Po
10 – Para Ti
Poncho Sanchez (congas, hand claps, percussion); Scott Martin (flute, saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, hand claps); Stan “Be Bop” Martin (trumpet, flugelhorn); Alex Henderson (trombone); David Torres (piano); Mongo Santamaría (congas); José Papo Rodríguez (bongos, percussion); Ramon Banda (timbales, hand claps, percussion); Tony Banda (hand claps, percussion).