We remember Ray Barretto. ‘The Other Road’

This day (February 17, 2006), in Hoboken, New Jersey, died Ray Barretto, a Puerto Rican conga player.Tracklist : 1 . Me Voy Pa´Mi Islita 2 . Live In Paris 3 . Irresistible 4 . w/ Ruben Blades - Canto Abacua 5 . Cocinando 6 . Todo Se Va A Poder 7 . w/ Celia Cruz & Adalberto Santiago - Nadie Se Salva De La Rumba Tracklist : Acid . Pastime Paradise . Indestructible . El Watusi . A Deeper…

Kenny Burrell records ‘Midnight Blue’ with Stanley Turrentine and Ray Barretto (1963)

Kenny Burrell's 'Midnight Blue' is an album (and one of his best-known) recorded on January 8, 1963 with Stanley Turrentine & Ray Barretto among others and released in 1963 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Chitlins Con Carne (Kenny Burrell) - 05:30 . 2.Mule (Kenny Burrell, Major Holley, Jr.) - 06:56 . 3.Soul Lament (Kenny Burrell) - 02:43 . 4.Midnight Blue (Kenny Burrell) - 04:02 . 5.Wavy…

Billy Cobham records debut album : ‘Spectrum’ for Atlantic (1973)

Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum' is his debut album recorded on May 14, 15 & 16, 1973 and released on October 1, 1973 by Atlantic. 1 . Quadrant 4 (w/ Tommy Bolin & Jan Hammer) 2 . Spectrum (Kongsberg, Norway, 1974) 3 . Stratus 4 . Stratus (Live) 5 . Red Baron (Live) 6 . Red Baron (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1978) Track Listing : 1.Quadrant 4 (Billy Cobham) - 04:20 . 2.Searching For The Right…

Weather Report release ‘Mysterious Traveller,’ their fifth album co-produced By Wayne Shorter and Josef Zawinul (1974)

Weather Report's 'Mysterious Traveller' is their fifth album released on March 24, 1974 by Columbia.1 . Mysterious Traveller / Badia / Boogie Woogie Waltz (1975, Berlin) 2 . Scarlet Woman 3 . Scarlet Woman Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller Track Listing : 1.Nubian Sundance (Josef Zawinul) - 10:40 . 2.American Tango (Miroslav Vitouš, Josef Zawinul) - 03:40 . 3.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso…

Wes Montgomery records his nineteenth album : ‘Down Here on the Ground’ for A&M (1967)

Wes Montgomery's 'Down Here on the Ground' is his nineteenth album recorded on December 20, 21, 1967 & January 22, 26, 1968 and released in 1968 By A&M.Track Listing : 1.Wind Song (Herb Alpert, Nick Ceroli, Neil Larsen, John Pisano, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:22 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 02:46 . 3.The Other Man'S Grass Is Always Greener (Tony Hatch,…

Tito Puente records the album ‘Dance Mania’ for RCA (1957)

Tito Puente's "Dance Mania" is a studio album featuring Ray Barretto among other guests, recorded in November / December 1957 and released in 1958 by RCA1 . El Cayuco 2 . Complicación (w/ Santitos Colón) 3 . Llegó Miján ("The Music Of Puente," w/ Machito & Henriquez) 4 . Cuando Te Vea ( w/ Latin Jazz Ensemble, Arr. Gil Lopez ) 5 . Mambo Gozon 6 . Agua Limpia (w/ Jose Arroyo) Track Listing…

Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith record their third collaboration album : ‘Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo’ (1966)

'Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo' by Wes Montgomery & Jimmy Smith is their third collaboration album, recorded on September 21, 23 & 28, 1966 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Down By The Riverside (Traditional) - 10:02 . 2.Night Train (Jimmy Forrest) - 06:46 . 3.James And Wes (Jimmy Smith) - 08:13 . 4.13 (Death March) (Gary Mcfarland) - 05:22 . 5.Baby, It'S Cold…

Fania All Stars have a “Latin Thing” (1971)

August 26, 1971 - the Fania All Stars featuring Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Bobby Valentín, Roberto Roena, singers Santos Colon, Héctor Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Pete Rodriguez and Adalberto Santiago, along with special guests Bobby Cruz, Jose Cheo Feliciano and Ricardo Ray will all be at Cheetah on Broadway and 53rd Street, New York City

Wes Montgomery records his sixth album : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

Wes Montgomery's 'So Much Guitar' is his sixth album recorded on August 4, 1961 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Twisted Blues 2 . Twisted Blues Track Listing : 1.Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:31 . 2.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) - 03:38 . 3.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 05:26 . 4.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Duke Ellington, Mack David) - 05:57 . 5.Repetition (Neal…

‘Fania All-Stars – Live In Puerto Rico’ celebrate Fania Records 30th anniversary (1994)

'Fania All-Stars - Live In Puerto Rico' is a reunion, on June 11, 1994, of most of the Fania All-Stars key members to celebrate Fania Records 30th anniversary. 1 . Fania All Stars (w/ Celia Cruz, Live in Puerto Rico) 2 . Puerto Rico/Adoracion Medley (Puerto Rico, 1994) 3 . Descarga Fania (Puerto Rico, 1994) 4 . Borinquen Tiene Montuno (Puerto Rico, 1994) 5 . Busca Lo Tuyo (Puerto Rico, 1994) 6 .…

His Wish List

From 'Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl' to 'Give Me A Break' , we have mixed 14 'Men Songs' tunes around the theme of 'His Christmas List'. It has Frank Galan , Bo Diddley, Noro Morales & His Orchestra, Ernie Johnson and many more.

Jazzin’Around Pork Pie Hat

Starting and ending with Charles Mingus's composition 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat', we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Charles Mingus'. It has Charlie Haden, Count Basie, Charlie Haden, Billie Holiday & Louis Armstrong and many more.

Midnight, Before, After And ’Round

From 'Moanin´ At Midnight' to 'Long About Midnight' , we have mixed 18 'Straight Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Midnight'. It has Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen, Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway and many more.

Jazzin’Around Afro Blue

Starting and ending with Mongo Santamaría's composition 'Afro Blue', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Jazz with some Salsa' tunes around the theme of 'Mongo Santamaría'. It has Donald Byrd, Sheila Jordan, Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto & Tito Allen and many more.

Jazz Dancing

From 'Unsquare Dance' to 'Carribean Fire Dance' , we have mixed 14 'Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Dancing with Jazz'. It has Ray Barretto, Nat Adderley, Donal Byrd, Joe Henderson and many more.

Next Stop : Soul Station

From 'Soul Station' to 'Memphis Soul Stew' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hank Mobley's Soul Station'. "Next Stop : Soul Station" has Miles Davis, Bar-Kays, Les Brown, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

Happiness Is A Warm Fun

From 'Get Happy' to 'Oh Happy Day', we have mixed 21 'Jazz With Some Soul and Some Latin Music' tunes around the theme of 'Happiness'. It has Ray Conniff & Singers, Dave Brubeck, Peruchin & Charlie Palmieri, Dizzy Gillespie and many more.

Heart Beats

From 'Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart' to 'Heart On A String', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Soul' tunes around the theme of 'The Heart'. It has Funk Brothers, Barney Kessel, Trammps, Teresa Cristina and many more.

Conga Summit

Featuring Patato . Giovanni Hidalgo . Ray Barretto . Tata Guines . La Percusion Cubana . Jack Constanzo . Armando Peraza . Congas . Bongos . Poncho Sanchez . Latin Music . Ruben Blades . Tito Gomez . Ban Ban Quere . Francisco Aguabella . Santana

‘Music For The Dancers’ Special New Music Videos 15

Puto Prata . Dj Habias, Rayo . Toby, Bruno . Barretto, Jahyanai, Phony Ppl, MzVee, Nissim Black, Katie Angel, Ally Brooke, Francesca Lombardo, Steff da Campo, Sandia Chouchou are the performers of the twelve brand new worldwide dance tunes that caught, these past days, our interest and liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Puto Prata . Dj Habias . Tsan Tsa…