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Special Delivery [Tito Puente]


  • 1. Be-Bop
    2. Misterioso
    3. Point East Memories
    4. Stablemates
    5. On Green Dolphin Street
    6. Autumn in Rome
    7. Venus de Milo
    8. Tito's Colada
    9. Barbara
    10. Where You At?
    11. Flying Home
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4732

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn Burk; Tito Puente
    Engineer

    Personnel includes: Tito Puente (conductor, arranger, vibraphone, percussion, timbales); Maynard Ferguson (trumpet, flugelhorn); Mario Rivera (tenor & soprano saxophones, flute, piccolo); Don Menza (tenor saxophone); Ray Vega, Bobby Shew (trumpet); Michael Philip Mossman (trumpet, trombone); Hilton Ruiz (piano); Ruben Rodriguez (bass).
    Engineers: Paul Wickliffe, Dominic Camardella.
    Recorded at The Hit Factory and Sound On Sound Studios, New York, New York on June 11-13, 1996; Sound Design, Santa Barbara, California on July 12-13. 1996. Includes liner notes by Mark Holston.
    Personnel: Tito Puente (vibraphone, marimba, timbales); Mario Rivera (flute, piccolo, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Bobby Porcelli (alto saxophone); Don Menza (tenor saxophone); Mitch Frohman (baritone saxophone); Maynard Ferguson, Ray Vega (trumpet, flugelhorn); Michael Mossman (trumpet, trombone); John Walsh , Wayne Bergeron, Bobby Shew (trumpet); Tom Garling, Lewis Kahn (trombone); Hilton Ruiz, Sonny Bravo (piano); Louis Bauzo, John Rodriguez, Jose Madera, Jimmy Delgado (percussion).
    Audio Mixer: Phil Edwards .
    Liner Note Author: Mark Holston.
    Recording information: Hit Factory Studios, New York, NY (06/11/1996-07/13/1996); Sound Design Studios, Santa Barbara, CA (06/11/1996-07/13/1996); Sound On Sound Recording, Inc., New York, NY (06/11/1996-07/13/1996); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (06/11/1996-07/13/1996).
    Director: Tito Puente.
    Photographers: David Lubarsky; Janet Sommer.
    Arrangers: Hilton Ruiz; Marty Sheller; Tito Puente; Tom Garling; Michael Mossman; Jose Madera; Sonny Bravo; Mitch Frohman.
    Tito Puente, the godfather of Latin jazz, celebrated 50 years in music with this sizzling CD. "Be-Bop" is launched with a duel between trumpeters Bobby Shew and Maynard Ferguson. Underrated alto saxophonist Bobby Porcelli and tenorman Mario Rivera make this version of "Stablemates" a keeper. The rarely heard "Venus De Milo" is revived with a warm tribute to composer Gerry Mulligan by baritone saxophonist Mitch Forman. Special Delivery is big-band Latin jazz at its best. ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (3/97, p.103) - "...a set of driving big band arrangements, abetted by guest trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. The tunes are bop standards with powerful percussion. Ferguson's aggressive, high-flying attack makes him perfect for a Puente production..."
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