Recommend a good Latin Jazz LP

99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
edited February 2016 in Record Collecting
It's summertime and I find myself listening to more jazz. I'm looking for some good "latin jazz" recommendations.

I'm looking for something that's mellow sounding but not light, vibe and conga heavy.
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  • kitchenknightkitchenknight 4,922 Posts
    Where are you finding all those Juan Alambert LPs? you dug up, "the Chant," this winter too, no?

    Anyway, here's what I may be able to contribute...

    Armando Peraza- Wild Thing. Probably closer to what you are asking for- piano, conga, etc.

    Arsenio Rodriguez- ANYTHING! Goddamn, that Cuban guitar sound is perfect right now! Soul on Ice posted one on realheadz, and I can recomend "La Musica Afro Cubana," "Exitos," and a couple more I'm too lazy to dig out, because you can't go wrong with any. If you look around, this isn't too overpriced...I picked up 3 lps from the 'bay for $40 in March,

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  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    Where are you finding all those Juan Alambert LPs? you dug up, "the Chant," this winter too, no?

    Found them both on ebay. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts


    I regret selling this one now.

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts


    Still enjoying this one too.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts
    If you like that one, grab the New Directions album, too - I have
    both and IMO New Directions is better.

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts



    Montego Joe is that heat. Wish I had a copy.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts
    Also, since you like the vibes, most of Johnny Lytle's LP's have at
    least a couple latin tracks, and the other stuff is all good too.
    His mid-60's LP's on Riverside & Tuba usually have a nice setup of
    vibes/organ/bass & conga, or some variation thereof featuring latin percussion.

    Village Caller, The Loop, Moon Child, Soulful Rebel - all recommended, among others.

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts


    Village Caller, The Loop, Moon Child, Soulful Rebel - all recommended, among others.

    Word, New & Groovy is supposed to be nice as well, though I haven't heard that one.

  • kitchenknightkitchenknight 4,922 Posts
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    Hello, David? I've been tempted...



  • hcrinkhcrink 8,730 Posts
    If you're into the loungey latin stuff, check your local dollar bin for some Gary MacFarland lp's.


  • queequegqueequeg 65 Posts
    If you're into the loungey latin stuff, check your local dollar bin for some Gary MacFarland lp's.

    Yeah double rec on the McFarland. Was just going to post him up. "Fried Bananas" is well bananas.

  • Bobo-unos dos tres

  • CosmoCosmo 9,762 Posts
    Montero is latin?

  • m_dejeanm_dejean 2,945 Posts
    This one is also great, in a mellow mode:



  • Have you got the "purple one" on Prestige? Fire! They also did a record w/ eric Dolphy on New Jazz called "Caribe", and an untitled one (pic below) with a killer version of "night in tunesia".



  • http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=EB5039917E2EC822
    heres an ill Mandrill track with some nice vibes and flutes

  • CousinLarryCousinLarry 4,618 Posts


  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts


    love this rekkid.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts
    this is also fantastic



    as are all of Tjader's latin records with Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria, like this one



  • high_chigh_c 1,384 Posts

    http://www.rehashrecordings.com/ebay/0606/sabu.mp3


    buy mine! (hasn't even ended yet and I regret selling it)

  • ariel_calmerariel_calmer 3,763 Posts


    Surprisingly good stuff. Just scored a copy myself on the ultra cheap. Why did this come out on trip??

  • I like this one as well, altough it's too "straight" (read: boring) in places. but when it's good, it's good!




    I take it you already have this one. If not... run.



  • 6fran506fran50 266 Posts
    I take it you already have this one. If not... run.



    co-sign

  • CousinLarryCousinLarry 4,618 Posts

    Surprisingly good stuff. Just scored a copy myself on the ultra cheap. Why did this come out on trip??

    I wasn't suprised Pharoah is the shit.

  • I wasn't suprised Pharoah is the shit.

    He is, but his playing on this album isnt like the stuff ur used from hill at all. Less soulsearching, more grooving.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts

    Surprisingly good stuff. Just scored a copy myself on the ultra cheap. Why did this come out on trip??

    I wasn't suprised Pharoah is the shit.

    But not widely known as a Latin Jazz guy, hence the surprise.

    What's the difference between that one and another LP called Pharoah Sanders and the Latin Jazz Quintet? I have both, but haven't checked yet. Is it just a different sleeve? I can't find a pic....anyone know what I am talking about?

  • maybe its a bit more on the brazillian side, but this album kills...



  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    maybe its a bit more on the brazillian side, but this album kills...



    WOrd. I listen to that one regularly.
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