Friday, April 09, 2010

Black & Brown Boogie

Recently, I was excited to find an original copy of José Mangual's 1977 album Buyú. The record marks as the Latin percussionist's folllow-up release to his highly acclaimed instructional based album Understanding Latin Rhythms, Vol. 1. Before releasing his material, Mangual worked as a session percussionist, playing bongos, congas and timbales for known jazz artists like Miles Davis, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Willie Bobo, and many others. On Buyú, the Puerto Rico native showcases his abilities with some funky Latin cuts like "Mai Kinshasa", "Chinatown", "Bomba A Puerto Rico", as well as the more dance floor friendly track "Black & Brown Boogie". Overall, the album marks as a great release of work from another one of Latin music's finest percussionist. Enjoy!

José Mangual - Black & Brown Boogie

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1 comment:

fredrik t said...

Love the blog. Thank you!

I would like to ask for a request: Mark Capannis "I Believe in Miracles". Maybe not that disco, but hey. It's absolutely brillant.

Seems rare, but i guess it MUST be out there. But if someone could find it, it's you.