Tito Puente – Quatro The Definitive Collection [Vinyl] [5 LP] [Box Set, Limited Edition, 180g]


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Tito Puente is admired around the world for his influential, immortal body of work. His rhythms, his music and his contagious energy have united fans from different nationalities and cultures from around the globe. The strength of his artistry has transcended time and distance.

Over the course of his impressive artistic career, Tito Puente was a perennial and prolific innovator of Latin Tropical music and Latin Jazz of the highest caliber. Now thanks to Sony Music Latin, we all get to enjoy the four signature and landmark albums, along with a fifth bonus album, that truly defined the “American Icon” and his golden era.

Quatro The Definitive Collection a 5 CD set that includes 57 songs, over 3 hours of music digitally re-mastered, informative liner notes written by Joe Conzo (curator & music historian and author of the book “Mambo Diablo My Journey with Tito Puente”), a close friend of Tito Puente. It also contains never-before published facts and more than 40 never before seen photos, plus previously unreleased artwork and alternate takes.

Among the other highlights and most interesting, informative features of this collection are the quotes from a plethora of musicians, producers and others who personally knew and/or worked with Tito over the course of his six-decade musical career.

Cuban Carnival – 1956
Elegua Chango 5:13
Cuál Es La Idea (What’s The Idea) 3:21
Pa’ Los Rumberos (For Dancers) 3:23
Que Sera (What Is It?) 3:24
Oye Mi Guaguanco 3:39
Yambeque (Mambo Yambu) 3:45
Happy Cha-Cha-Cha 2:33
Mambo Buda 2:49
Cha-Cha De Pollos (Cha-Cha for Chicks) 2:46
Guaguanco Margarito 3:30
Cuban Fantasy 1:54
Night Beat – 1957
Night Beat 2:56
Mambo Beat 4:08
Sea Breeze 3:20
Emerald Beach 3:28
The Late, Late Scene 2:50
Carioca 2:13
Night Ritual 7:13
Malibu Beat 2:27
Flying Down To Rio 2:20
Night Hawk 2:31
Live A Little 2:51
Dance Mania – 1958
El Cayuco 2:33
Complicación 3:18
3-D Mambo 2:23
Llego Mijan (Son Montuno) 3:10
Cuando Te Vea (Guaguanco) 4:10
Hong Kong Mambo 3:42
Mambo Gozon 2:44
Mi Chiquita Quiere Bembé 3:55
Varsity Drag 2:48
Estoy Siempre Junto A Ti 3:11
Agua Limpia Todo 2:54
Saca Tu Mujer 3:05
Revolving Bandstand – 1960
Bahia (Na Baixa Do Sapateiro) 2:02
I Concentrate On You 3:13
Autumn Leaves 3:08
Harlem Nocturne 2:40
Kiss Of Fire 3:08
The Continental 2:36
Blue Moon 2:33
Temptation 3:29
So In Love 2:38
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home 2:19
Bonus Edition
Ran Kan Kan 3:08
Timbal Y Bongó 2:55
Pa’ Los Rumberos (Out-Take 1) 0:22
Pa’ Los Rumberos (Out-Take 2) 0:28
Pa’ Los Rumberos (Out-Take 3) 0:16
Pa’ Los Rumberos (Out-Take 4) 1:09
Pa’ Los Rumberos (Out-Take 5) 1:16
Pa’ Los Rumberos (Out-Take 6) 3:37
Pa’ Los Rumberos (Out-Take 7) 3:07
The Continental (Alternate Take) 2:31
Blue Moon (Alternate Take) 2:35
Moonlight In Vermont 3:02
La Virgen De La Macarena 3:22