Monday, November 05, 2007

Mongo Santamaria - Mongo's Way (Atlantic 1970)


Blogger low said...

Mongo has probably his best group here, which certainly would be his "way." Armando Peraza, Cachao, Neal Creque, Eric Gale, Stanley Turrentine, and Pretty Purdie are just a few of the formidable talents. "The Letter" is the only oldie/Top 40 cover, and for once, the Mongo treatment really makes the tune into something else indeed. Eddie Harris' "Listen Here" is an out-and-out soul-jazz monster, while "Hippo Walk" is further evidence that Neal Creque is what the Santamaria-Sheller team has needed all along. Mongo's Way maintains an evenness despite ranging from mellow, vibes-led Latin jazz to upbeat, funky soul-jazz to percussion-heavy rock.

1. Tell It
2. The Letter
3. Listen Here
4. Sometimes Bread
5. Geechee Girl
6. Hippo Walk
7. Feathered Lane
8. Saoco
9. Afro Walk
10. Congo Blue

11/05/2007 10:58 AM  
Blogger FunkyMongoose said...

Glad to see that you're back on! thanks for the upload

11/05/2007 9:46 PM  
Blogger craig said...

Fantastic news. We've missed you!
Best wishes Craig!

11/06/2007 2:58 PM  
Blogger Doom said...

Stumbled across yer joint during yer absence and find myself completely delighted with the place...

Thank you very much for all the fantastic shares.

Well done, indeed!


- DC

11/07/2007 11:19 AM  
Blogger Jazzsoulman said...

Welcome back, missed you deeply. Thank you for posting this superfine piece of music

11/08/2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger steve.d said...

welcome home,you were greatly missed.

11/08/2007 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why I can't open this archive?It's look like empty.Please explain!Thanks.

11/10/2007 9:18 AM  
Blogger Lafayette said...

Glad your hard drive problems ar over!
We've stumbled on some other problems over at 4 Brothers Beats...private now, hit me up for an invite!


11/10/2007 2:42 PM  
Blogger DROK said...

Hippo Walk is the bomb, can't wait to dig into the rest of this thx once again Low!

12/21/2007 2:37 PM  
Anonymous west_wisker said...

Please the password for Mongo's Way?

great blog by the way!

1/10/2008 12:15 PM  

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