Introduce tito puente's own life (a child of puerto rican heritage learning cuban rhythms in new york city), which provides a prime example of the transnational nature of his music, now (dubiously) labeled. This two-cd compilation of tito puente's prodigious 1983-1996 concord run is a superb introduction to the king of timbal in his prime his latin jazz ensemble and orchestra included stalwarts sonny bravo (piano), jimmy frisaura (trumpet), mario rivera (saxophone), bobby rodriguez (bass), and percussionists josi madera and josi papo rodriguez. For most of the woman who does jobs, it's already hard enough for them to give time to their family but the person we are here to talk about today can be called a life juggler. The life and work of tito puente and comparisons of three influential recorded versions of his famous song oye como va (by tito puente, santana, and tito puente jr, respectively) reveal key processes of musical and musicultural tradition and transformation. Ernest tito anthony puente was the eldest son of puerto rican parents his mother called him ernestito which means little ernest, which was later shortened to tito.
Ernesto antonio puente jnr, 20 april 1923, harlem hospital, new york city, new york, usa, d 31 may 2000, new york city, new york, usa born of puerto rican parentage, puente began piano lessons when he was seven years old and around the age of 10 started tuition in drums and percussion, which became his forte. The life and career of tito puente (1923-2000) the musical tradition of latin dance music (deﬁned below) the integral connection between latin dance music and the commercial music industry. The mambo was further transformed at the palladium ballroom in new york by the bands of machito, tito puente and tito rodríguez, who competed for the dancers' favor by adding jazz harmonies, exciting breaks and more prominent percussion.
Students investigate a 1940 us department of agriculture film about puerto rico, a graph containing immigration data, an interview with bandleader tito puente, an array of clips featuring latin dance music, and both mainstream pop songs and broadway showtunes revealing the latin tinge. Gale - free resources - hispanic heritage - biographies - tito puente tito puente is internationally recognized for his seminal contributions to latin music as a bandleader, composer, arranger, and percussionist. Tito puente (born 1923) is widely considered to be the godfather of latin jazz and salsa, devoting more than six decades of his life to performing latin music and earning a reputation as a masterful percussionist.
Get a great introduction to the early work of tito puente, el rey, the king tito puente, salsa extraordinaire and father of afro-jazz, was an incredible talent who will be long remembered this cd is the perfect collection to get started with puente's vast library. Tito puente released over 150 albums in his stellar career he and his orchestra were all about the dancers he was also a musicians' musician in a time when a great band could actually thrive without radio play. The tito puente retrospective will also include three concerts - including an introduction to puente for children and a closing dancemania party on april 22, when salsa dj roy lopez will spin.
The essential tito puente now, that's more like it less than a year prior to this double-disc release, sony international put out a single-cd comp of vintage tito puente, dubbed lo esencial in spanish, which means the essential in english. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Tito puente: 'el rey' he was a dynamic percussionist, a masterful arranger and an irrepressible showman throughout a career lasting more than 50 years, puente fused american jazz with afro-cuban.
Despite recording several albums with bandleader tito puente, however, cruz was slow to find a wide audience in the united states during the 1960s and early '70s success came after cruz became identified with salsa , a hispanic dance music that evolved from musical experimentation with caribbean sounds. The fact that tito puente recorded over 100 albums during his prodigious musical career does not come as a surprise the man had a lot to say from fiery mambo sessions and simmering big band jazz to percussion-only descargas and soulful cuban chants, puente was always ready to showcase his voracious appetite for excit. Tito puente is internationally recognized for his seminal contributions to latin music as a bandleader, composer, arranger, and percussionist pete nater's salsa legends and masters academy learn about the history, legends, and masters of the salsa genre, take lessons, read articles and more. Tito puente by jim payne 1923-2000 tito puente brought me into his garage last year we were working together on a book/cd, tito puente's drumming with the mambo king, and later we were going to a video shoot for the same project.
Early life tito puente was born on april 20, 1923, at harlem hospital center in the new york borough of manhattan his family moved frequently, but he spent the majority of his childhood in the spanish harlem area of the city. Tito puente, one of the all-time great puerto rican musicians, died on thursday he was 77 tito puente was a performer who was around for so long, and whose work was so enduring, that he influenced, both directly and indirectly, several generations of american popular culture. Tito puente, the bandleader and percussionist who helped popularize latin dance music and jazz in america, is born on this day in 1923 in new york city during a career that spanned six decades.