LATIN JAZZ -
HOT SOUNDS FROM EL BARRIO.
174 MONGO SANTAMARIA WORKIN' ON A GROOVY THING COLUMBIA 15.00
Vintage sixties funky latin soul, you get the best of both worlds when
you have giants like Bernard Purdie on drums - and Luis Gasca on trumpet!
"It's Your Thing", "We Got Latin Soul" etc
337 OLIVER NELSON MAIN STEM PRESTIGE 25.00
Primarily a jazz album, but included in the latin section because of
the mighty "Latino" - a swinging Afro-cuban jazz groove!
401 THE BUCK CLARKE QUINTET DRUM SUM ARGO sold
183 BLACK SUGAR BLACK SUGAR II SONO RADIO(PERU) sold
(vg++) Mega-rare original gatefold release, chock full of ripe, funky,
latin nuggets. Surprisingly tight band that really knew how to work
a groove, with delectable cuts including covers such as "Valdez
In The Country" & "Don't You Worry About A Thing"
and firin' originals "Fuego", "Checan" etc
184 RAICES LOS HABITANTES DE LA COLINA SAZAM(ARG) 40.00
Candombe jazz ensemble from Argentina (with Ruben Rada) on indie label.
"Esto Es Candombe" is a tempting, flowing, mid-tempo Candombe
groove with Fender, wah-wah, Afro-percussion and soft chants. Title
tune kicks off with an amazing spacey laidback wah-guitar groove. "Amigo
Candomblerito" - heavy fusion that kicks off!
636 ORCHESTRA HARLOW HEAVY SMOKIN' FANIA(GOLD MONO) 35.00
(ex/vg+ 3" top seam split. Record is clean apart from track 1 side
b which has some marks, clicks) Rare original Fania Gold issue, their
640 CAL TJADER/CARMEN McCRAE HEAT WAVE CONCORD 15.00
Successful pairing of jazz vocals and latin vibes delivers a number
of groovy tunes inc. "Evil Ways", a cover of Djavan's "Flor
De Lis" (yes!), "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" delivered
in a cookin' jazz boogaloo style, "Speak Low" etc
649 LUIZ HENRIQUE/WALTER WANDERLEY POPCORN VERVE sold
Organ-led bossa on the title tune with Sivuca augmenting Henrique's
humming with his unique brand of
650 TITO PUENTE & HIS LATIN ENSEMBLE ON BROADWAY PICANTE 15.00
A potent blend of latin rhythms plus serious jazz sensibilities. Stretchin'
out on the eight minute title tune, the sparks are flying on Hubbard's
jazz classic "First Light" and Nascimiento's furious, polyrhythmic
"Soul Song" - ouch!! Crammed with the good groove (don't forget
to check out "T.P.s Special").
653 MONGO SANTAMARIA IMAGES VAYA(SEALED) 15.00
Funky latin fusion inc. "Havana" etc
655 EDDIE CANO AND HIS SEXTET DEEP IN A DRUM RCA 15.00
(vg+) Afro-cuban rhythms and jazz sensibilites in a 50s loungey setting.
"Night In Tunisia"
657 ORQUESTA BROADWAY AFRICAN SOUL ALL ART sold
658 CAL TJADER GOZAME! PERO YA PICANTE 15.00
With the mighty latin jazz club classic "Shoshana". Amazing!
860 MAZACOTE EN SALSA ODEON(SPA) 25.00
Tough as nails Afro-Cuban workout on the frenetic "Comparsa Mazacote"
by this mysterious conga player.
863 RAUL MARRERO THE NEW ERA MARDI GRAS 30.00
Rare & collectable label. Featuring luminaries such as Charlie Palmieri,
Chocolate, Louie Ramirez &
produced by Joe Cain.
867 CANDIDO THOUSAND FINGER MAN SOLID STATE 50.00
Smacking his congas with wild abandon, Candido shows he's got soul in
them flippers. When it comes to
laying down the fat latin jazz grooves, he's second to none! "Jump
Back", "Soul Limbo"
873 RAY BARRETTO PACHANGA WITH BARRETTO RIVERSIDE 20.00
"Oye Heck", "Los Cueros"
877 ARTURO SANDOVAL TURI AREITO(CUBA) 20.00
Former Irakere main man & latin jazz trumpet virtuoso takes off
on the flying "Que Iras A Hacer.."
118 HUGO HEREDIA MANANITA PAMPERA COTE D'AZUR(FRA) sold
So damn rare....Recorded in Europe, released on this tiny indie French
label... and what a beauty it is too!
Raw & uncompromising latin rhythms underpinning the furious jazzy
solos - this will leave even the most
demanding listener sated. "El Beto", "Al Bebbe Guia"
Oh - and Horace Parlan is on piano!
119 LA BANDA SALSA VIVA LA SALSA CBS(SPA) sold
One look at the size of Eduardo 'Shaft' Abarca's Afro, or the fact that
the whole thing is put together by Cuban funky enigma Marquez, will
tell you that this has got to be worth checking out. Rare & obscure,
recorded in Spain in '76, this is some juicy latin funk! "Pan Con
Salsa", "Bemba Colora"
120 PEREZ PRADO '72 FONTANA(SPA) sold
From his funky period, 1972 and the man Prado was on a roll! Good versions
of "Black Magic Woman", "Oye Como Va".
121 GUARARE GUARARE INCA sold
"Pan Con Bacalao"
152 PEREZ PRADO CONCIERTO PARA BONGO UA LATINO(SPA) 25.00
Includes the 17 minute + workout "Concierto Para Bongo". Different
to all his other work, those dazzling latin musicians let loose on this
one, delving deep into the sound of the bongo with some fierce rhythms.
153 LOS DIABLOS SAME LATIN INTERNATIONAL 40.00
Rare! Psychedelic fuzz-latin-funk on smokin' cut "Gozala".
154 RALPH ROBLES TAKING OVER FANIA(GOLD MONO) sold
These og Gold label Fania releases are tough to track down... Vintage
Jerry Masucci production, groovy
157 BUNKY GREEN THE LATINIZATION OF MICROFON(ARG) sold
Firin' latin jazz which features uplifting, good time grooves such as
the superb club cut "Let Me Go" and the monstrous "Fast'n
158 THE JUDGE'S NEPHEWS SAME AUDIO LATINO sold
(vg++ plays nice) Mexican latin funk bomb! Rare, in demand, with the
insane killer breakbeat/club cut "Harina De Maiz" and jazzy
vibesin' "Corned Beef Hash".
159 RALFI PAGAN WITH LOVE FANIA 20.00
Sweet latin soul! Produced by Harvey Averne & Jerry Masucci.
160 RICE & BEANS ORCHESTRA CROSSOVER DASH 15.00
Recorded in Puerto Rico in 1977 featuring that T.K. disco flavour.
161 MILTON ZAPATA VIVA ZAPATA SPEED 60.00
Rare & sought after release on the ultra-collectable Speed label,
"Viva Zapata", "Milton's Jala Jala" etc
165 EMILIANO SALVADOR NUEVA VISION AREITO(CUBA) 40.00
Superb! Scarce, original gatefold Cuban release on Areito. Fender latin
fusion of the highest order, the many excellent jazzy tracks on this
album have always been the delight of lovers of the genre. "Preludio
Y Vision", "Nueva Vision", "El Montuno" etc
166 DIORIS VALLADARES PA' BAILAR NA'MA' ALEGRE 20.00
With the jazzy mambo "Minor Minor".
167 MENIQUE MENIQUE COTIQUE sold
Arranged and directed by Tito Puente. "Timbalero"
168 CAL TJADER CONCERT BY THE SEA FANTASY 15.00
Red vinyl! "Afro Blue"
169 CAL TJADER SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY NIGHT VERVE 15.00
Live sixties jazz with a latin beat, Lonnie Hewitt on piano, incs. "222
Time" and versions of "Fred's Ahead", "Summertime".
170 CAL TJADER A FUEGO VIVO PICANTE 15.00
Live session, smokin' percussion-only pyrotechnics on "Poncho Con
Dos Amigos", swinging jazzy groove on "Mindanao" &
171 ORQUESTA REVOLUCION '70 REVOLUCION EN N.Y. UA LATINO(SPA) 15.00
"Soy De Borinquen"
172 DAVE VALENTIN LEGENDS ARISTA 10.00
Flutemeister Dave has a way with a groove and this LP is no exception.
Deft latin touches on the soulful classic "I Wanna Be Where You
Are" and a solid uptempo beat for the flying jazzy cut "Patterns
For The Sky".
173 WILLIE ROSARIO LLEGO LA SALSA! TEPITO(MEX) 30.00
"Mambo Nuevo", "Afro-Cha", "Flip Flop"
174 CHARLIE PALMIERI IMPULSOS COCO 15.00
(vg+) "King Charles", "Comelon Hustle" etc!
175 EDDIE PALMIERI & FRIENDS LIVE AT UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
Recorded live in '71, Eddie Palmieri is on electric paino and he's backed
by an eye opening array of latin
musicians. "Vamonos P'al Monte", "The Mod Scene",
"Chocolate Ice Cream" etc
176 RALPH ROIG OYELO SONAR MGM LATINO sold
"Suena Tu Bongo"
177 VARIOUS CARNAVAL IN CUBA ETHNIC FOLKWAYS 15.00
Percussion aplenty recorded on site in Havana & Santiago.
178 GRUPO PROYECTO DE GONZALO RUBALCABA AREITO(CUBA) 25.00
Intricate Cuban jazz fusion from this immensely talented pianist &
the skillful Grupo Proyecto. ""Pisando El Cesped", "Nueva
179 LOU PEREZ DE TODO UN POCO TICO 15.00
180 ANTONIO'CHOCOLATE'DIAZ ESO ES LATIN JAZZ... MAN! AUDIO FIDELITY(ARG)
(vg+) Rare! A cracking album with some wonderfully jazzy numbers (with
arrangements from Duke
Pearson and Lalo Schifrin). Some tough tracks inc. "El Pega Joso",
"Tin Tin Deo", "Kush", "Con Alma",
"Mambo Jazz Opus 7".
181 MALO ASCENCION WARNER BROS.(UK) 15.00
182 KAKO Y AZUQUITA UNION DINAMICA ALEGRE sold
Guaguancos, Mambos & Son Montunos from 1976.
173 TITO PUENTE TOP PERCUSSION ARCANO 25.00
Deep percussion explorations with bongo & congas legends Mongo
Santamaria, Willie Bobo, creating some irresistible rhythms. "Four By
Two", "Conga Alegre"
176 CAL TJADER TJADER PLAYS MAMBO FANTASY 20.00
(sleeve has chewed corner, bottom left, name written in marker top
back. Red vinyl has some surface marks, with light clicks throughout)
Rare early red vinyl release from vibes master Tjader. Tried and tested
old school dancefloor grooves "Wachi Wara", "Bei Mir Mist.."
635 JOE PACHECO MUCHO SABOR! TEPITO(MEX
Last copy! Originally released in Venezuela as 'Joe Pacheco Y Su Combo
Brillante', a rare album which sells for mega-bucks. This Mexican issue,
with a different title and sleeve, is just as rare, if not more so.
Cookin' boogaloos and descargas, check it out! "Joe Boogaloo", "Descarga
638 WILLIE BOBO ETC. THE SPANISH SIDE OF JAZZ
Lotsa cool cuts from Candido, Bobo, Machito. including "Kenya", "Tin
Tin Deo", "Congo Mulence" etc
639 CANDIDO Y SU MOVIMIENTO PALOS DE FUEGO
The other Candido, with the big afro. On obscure NY label, so hard
to find now. "Palos De Fuego" is killer!
645 THE LATIN SOULS TIGER BOO-GA-LOO
Featuring the very groovy "You've Been Talking About Me Baby".
652 ORCHESTRA KOOL KOOL HEAT(vol.1) FONSECA sold
Brassy boogaloo "Boogaloo Baby", "Tira Jala".
656 KIKE ROSA & ORCHESTRA ESE MUNDO LATINO
Rare latin on a totally obscure label. "Do You Really Feel Real?",
"Bailare Bembe", "Apretao".
1264 CLARE FISCHER SALSA PICANTE DISCOVERY sold
Excellent set, and always sought after for the killer "Descarga Yema
839 CLARE FISCHER MACHACA DISCOVERY sold
"African Flutes" ethereal effects, tribal chants & eerie flutes
merge with solid latin fusion rhythms - the effect is spectacular! One
of his best, most satisfying releases.
842 INGRAM THAT'S ALL! H&L sold
Awesome intro with the bassline from hell - "Mi Sabrina Tequana" great
slice of brazilian fusion with scat-style harmonies - classic tune.
844 MASSADA ASTAGANAGA KENDARI(HOL) 25.00
Currently in demand, storming version of "Nena".
1256 RAY BARRETTO ACID FANIA(SPA) sold
Classic sixties outing which sees Barretto in fine form and drumming
up a storm. "The Soul Drummers"
1257 VIDA E INSPIRACION VIDA E INSPIRACION DECCA(SPA) 50.00
"Tema Vida E Inspiracion" brassy, rolling latin-funk breaks madness
that veers off into uptempo funk towards the end!
1259 EDDIE PALMIERI MOZAMBIQUE TICO(VEN) 20.00
Eddie in fine form on the percussion-heavy dancefloor killa "Mi Mambo
1260 SUPER ALL-STARS SAME CAIMAN(SPA) 30.00
Phew! If they were such super all-stars, why were they hiding behind
such a terrible sleeve design? Never mind, Tito Puente saves the day
on the latin-jazz monster "Ban-Con-Tim", unmissable!
1261 PAQUITO D'RIVERA EN FINLANDIA DISCOS NCL(MEX) sold
Irakere's master horn blower teams up with Scandinavian jazz dudes
in Havana to record some hard latin-jazz. Trademark fiery alto on the
slow-burning "Hasta Siempre".
1258 ORQUESTA EGREM CUBA INSTRUMENTAL AREITO(SPA) sold
None other than the magnificent Juan Pablo Torres, delivering some
great tunes including the fantastic latin-jazz monster "Y Que Viva..".
Absolutely smokin' trombone-led grooves!
1373 JUAN PABLO TORRES/ GRUPO ALGO NUEVO PAN CALIENTE
DIMENSION GOLDEN(MEX) 60.00
One look a the super-cool sleeve and you know these guys mean business.
Excellent Afro-Cuban beats with a dash of seventies-sounding fusion,
with the brilliant Juan Pablo Torres leading a tight, adventurous ensemble.
Furious & funky, with fat horns and jazzy Fender solos - "Pan Caliente"
is a monster, just check that breakdown/build-up towards the end..
1262 TIPICA '73 ORCHESTRA TIPICA '73 FANIA(MEX) sold
(slight water damage on lower back sleeve) "Where Is The Love" Donny
Hathaway's soul classic gets the Spanish Harlem treatment.
1265 EDDIE PALMIERI EDDIE'S CONCERTO FANIA(MEX) 20.00
"Pa La Ocha Tambo", "Melao Para El Sapo" - nuff said!
1266 DANIEL SENTACRUZ SOLEADO EMI ODEON(MEX) sold
Strong latin-funk club flavours, hitting hard with "Ballero". Also
has a storming version of "Corazon", cool percussion and flying Fender
1267 MEMO SALAMANCA A BAILAR BOOGALOO MUSART(MEX) 20.00
"Yo Quiero Un Ride"
1372 JOHNNY ARCE Y ORQU.COCO LAGOS A ROMPER SONIDOS
SON ART(MEX) 10.00
1398 JACK CONSTANZO feat. GERRI WOO VIVA TIRADO PALOBAL(SPA) sold
Hot latin jazz with the added bonus of Gerri Woo's vocals on funky
cuts like "Evil Ways", "Watermelon Man". The smoking version of "Viva
tirado" is a club classic.
1402 JOE LOCO VAYA! WITH JOE LOCO COLUMBIA sold
"Anabacoa" jazzy, swinging latin.
169 JOHNNY COLON MOVE
OVER COTIQUE(MONO) sold
Heeeeres Johnny! Winning combination of mambos &
boogaloos, inc. "What You Mean", "Retorno Del Mambo" etc
170 ORLANDO MARIN OUT OF
MY MIND BRUNSWICK 40.00
Hot boogaloos, especially dig the ice cool vocals
on "The Hustler".
837 RAY OLAN Y SU SASON SUGAR
ON SUNDAY ALEGRE sold
Very rare Alegre release, and uncommon for the slow
jazzy buildups it uses. The real growers here are "Sex", "Esa Mujer".
840 BOBBY MONTEZ JUNGLE
FANTASTIQUE JUBILEE 40.00
(looks mint, but some pressing hiss, hence low price!)
Scintillating Afro-Cuban rhythms no DJ should be without, lots of goodies!
848 JOHNNY COLON PORTRAIT
OF JOHNNY COTIQUE(MONO) 40.00
His fourth release from the sixties, and it's cooking..
Alternating between cool vocals & blistering trombone solos the
talented JC shows us his many sides. "Cosa Pa Ti", "Ya-Yi-Ki" - burning!!
851 MONGO SANTAMARIA MONGO SOUL RIVERSIDE 20.00
Classic latin-soul from The Man, featuring some
of his grooviest tunes "Yeh-Yeh", "Fatback" etc
854 JOEY PASTRANA THE REAL
THING COTIQUE 40.00
Everything, from the striking sleevework to the
chanting intro highlights the fact that Pastrana is here to do some
serious business. Look no further than the opening descarga stormer
"Pastrana Llego" - tune!!
856 AL SANTIAGO YAMBU MONTUNO sold
Progressive latin ensemble which takes in jazz,
soul, rock & disco influences. The smokin' instrumental "A New Thing"
really takes off, building in intensity, while elsewhere they ride the
funk to good effect - "Hippopotamus" & also manage to reinvent "Sunny"
- latin-hustle/wah-wah style!
862 MONGUITO EL UNICO ALGO DIFERENTE
SACODISC(IVORY COAST) 15.00
Salsa from West Africa! "Mi Guajira"
865 PEREZ PRADO NOW CONTOUR(UK) sold
Ultra-funky latin moves recorded in Italy in the
early 70s. Lots of solid, bass-heavy club grooves including, believe
it or not a great version of "Tequila".
868 'LATIN PETE' TERRACE SABROSA
Y CALIENTE COLPIX 30.00
Very collectable release from 'hot'n spicy' Pete,
870 EDDIE PALMIERI MOLASSES TICO 30.00
Tough, on-the-money 60s latin session. "Melao Para
872 RAY BARRETTO VIVA WATUSI! UNITED
Sought after early piece featuring the dancefloor
friendly "Watusi '65" & Afro-Mambo madness on "Exodus".
876 ORCH HARLOW & I.MIRANDA
CON MI VIEJO AMIGO DISCOPHON(SPA) 10.00
Straight up salsa session from two old hands. "Union
118 ORCHESTRA DEE JAY FORGET
IT! LEW GAS sold
Forget about seeing this obscure slab of independent
New York latin again in a hurry! Cool looking sleeve, latin jazz septet
with attitude. "Calunga"
118 AIRTO MOREIRA THREE-WAY
MIRROR REFERENCE 30.00
Gatefold. One of those now very hard to come by
audiophile recordings - 'Pure Analogue' in this case. Airto is accompanied
here by the inimitable Flora Purim & Joe Farrell (his last recording).
118 CORTIJO Y KAKO RITMOS
Y CANTOS ANSONIA sold
143 JOE GALLARDO LATINO BLUE SANDRA(GER) 35.00
148 RAFI VAL JR. Y LA DIFERENTE VAYA(MONO) 45.00
(vg+) "Faluking" swinging latin-jazz!
152 CAL TJADER ALONG COMES
CAL VERVE 15.00
You need this! Deep, deep latin-jazz grooves with
a startlingly pure sound recorded all the way back in '67 which nevertheless
sound so fresh and contemporary. "Los Bandidos", "Samba Do Suenho" etc