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Conga Kings Discography of CDs


Jazz Descargas Jazz Descargas CD (2001) 4 stars
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Conga Kings discography Some artists go around calling themselves kings or queens when they haven't earned the title, but in the case of the Conga Kings -- Candido Camero, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, and Giovanni Hidalgo -- the word "king" isn't an exaggeration. These conga players really do have long and impressive resumes in the Afro-Cuban field; anyone who is seriously into salsa and Latin jazz should be familiar with their work. Recorded in 2000, Jazz Descargas isn't innovative or forward-thinking by 21st century standards -- most of their Latin jazz sounds like it could have been recorded in the 1950s or 1960s. But while this CD isn't experimental, it is definitely solid. Though few surprises occur, the Conga Kings are hard-swinging and infectious on Latin jazz staples like Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca," Chano Pozo's "Tin Tin Deo," and Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va" (a gem that many rockers associate with Santana's hit remake of 1970). In Spanish, the word "descarga" refers to a Latin jam, and Jazz Descargas is an appropriate title for this release because the Conga Kings don't hesitate to give the horn players room to stretch out and improvise. The noteworthy soloists include, among others, trombonist Jimmy Bosch, trumpeter Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, and veteran alto saxophonist Phil Woods, who has some ...
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Jazz Latino: A Collection of Latin Inspirations Jazz Latino: A Collection of Latin Inspirations CD (2001)
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Conga Kings CD discography Paquito D'Rivera,M.Santamaria, Tom Harrel,C.Mangione,A.Piazzo Culled from the Chesky Latin jazz archives, Jazz Latino: A Collection of Latin Inspirations takes 13 songs from 12 different artists (saxophonist Paquito d'Rivera has two tracks, "The Peanut Vendor" and "Chucho"), including Mongo Santamaria, Astor Piazzolla (who, unsurprisingly, plays a tango), and Leny ...

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Conga Kings Lyrics and Songs

Popular or famous Conga Kings music songs: Night In Tunisia, Tumbao de Tamborito, Un Poco Loco, Conga Descarga, Manteca, Poco Loco, Un, Peanut Vendor. More music songs Oye Como Va Lyrics, Tin Tin Deo, Caravan Lyrics, Chocolate Descarga. See All Songs

Conga Kings albums Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Jimmy BoschCachao, Manny Oquendo, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Jose Conde, Los Amigos Invisibles, Victor Manuelle, Paquito D'Rivera, Jose "El Canario" Alberto
Candido CameroTony Bennett, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Candido, Wes Montgomery, Dinah Washington, Candido & Graciela, Stan Getz, Grant Green
Mauricio SmithJimmy Bosch, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Mongo Santamaria, Harry Belafonte, Irving Burgie, David Byrne, Mac Gollehon, Lucio Hopper
Carlos "Patato" ValdesHerbie Mann, Tito Puente, Mario Bauza, Matthew Gee, Johnny Griffin, Manteca (Spain), Max Roach, Bebo Valdes, Aluminum Group
Pedro MartinezEl Tri, Xiomara Laugart, Roberto Occhipinti, Ron Blake, Randy Brecker, Brian Lynch & Spheres of Influence, Alex Brown, Jane Bunnett
Nelson GonzalezGloria Estefan, Candido & Graciela, Rosa Robi, Jose "El Canario" Alberto, Jimmy Bosch, Edie Brickell, Cachao, Pedro Capo, Cucu Diamantes
Joe Gonzalez
Mike PonellaToshiko Akiyoshi, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Paquito D'Rivera, Audra McDonald, New Four Freshmen, Newyorkestra Big Band, Paquito d'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra, Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra East
Giovanni Hildago
ChocolateAlexandre Pires, Pimpin Young, Ashley, Darlyn Y Los Herederos, Dario Estrella, Estrellas De Chocolate, Gisselle, Ilegales
John BenthalKelli O'Hara, Howard Shore, Candido, Philip Hernandez, Tom Murray
Julio SalgadoMike Freeman Zonavibe, Son Primero
Giovanni HidalgoMickey Hart, Arturo Sandoval, Ricardo Arjona, Kip Hanrahan, Airto Moreira, Jerry Rivera, Hilton Ruiz, Mccoy Tyner, Ignacio Berroa
Enrique FernandezMario Bauza, Ray Mantilla, Mario Bauza & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Pancho Quinto, David Cedeno, Enriquillo Fernandez, Kali, Patato

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