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Monte Adentro - Mongo Santamaria - Afro Roots


  1. A CD reissue of a mid-'70s repackaging of Mongo Santamaria's first two Fantasy albums, 's Yambu and 's Mongo, Afro-Roots is superb Latin jazz. Although these were Santamaria's first albums as a leader, the conga player had already worked with Pérez Prado, Tito Puente, and Cal Tjader, giving him absolutely impeccable Latin jazz credentials to go along with his obviously amazing chops.8/
  2. Selections # originally released as Mongo Santamaria - Mongo (Fantasy ); recorded May # originally released as Mongo Santamaria Y Sus Ritmos Afro-Cubano* - Yambu (Fantasy ); recorded December Since maximum playing time of a CD could not accommodate the entire length of the original double-album release, one selection ("Mi Guaguanco") has been deleted.
  3. Nov 23,  · A compilation of Cuban conguero Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria's first two albums for Fantasy Records, Afro Roots features not only an all-star percussion section, including Willie Bobo, Francisco Aguabella, Carlos Vidal, and Armando Perazza, but also musicians such as flutist Paul Horn, vibist Cal Tjader, and saxophonist Jose "Chombo" Silva. This /5(15).
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  5. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Afro Roots on Discogs/5(24).

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