I have always been a fan of the music performed by Poncho Sanchez. He is a musician that continues to endure and create with much verve and style, and his music is always enjoyable entertainment.
This 2CD set contains 23 tracks compiled from 18 of Poncho's 20 Concord Picante releases and will be a delight for those jazz listeners who want a sampling of the finest of this legendary performer on congas and percussion. Poncho Sanchez is joined by some very special guest artists: timbalero Tito Puente, conga player Mongo Santamaria and jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco.
Disc One contains such songs as "El Conguero," "Bodacious Q," "Co Co My My," "Cinderella," "La Familia," Bien Sabrosa," "Ven Morena," "Watermelon Man," "Con Migo," "Soul Sauce," "Going Back to New Orleans," and "Tito Medley." Disc Two contains "A Night in Tunisia," "Subway Harry," "Yumbambe," "Cold Duck Time," "Lover, Come Back to Me!," "Sonando," "Alafia," "Papa Gato," "Son Son Charari," "Besame Mama," and "Early in the Mornin'."
Each song performance is a showcase of energy and talent for Poncho Sanchez and captures the essence of this great musician at his finest hour.
Don't wait too long to get this one, for it will sell out quickly! It is the type of collection for those who enjoy excellent Latin jazz and who enjoy the creative genius of Poncho Sanchez in action as he performs these songs. A flawless recording, one that will delight all lovers of latin jazz music.
Highly recommended. Simply put, this is a fine Poncho Sanchez 2-CD collection!