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Night Beat


Download links and information about Night Beat by Tito Puente. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Jazz, World Music, Latin genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 36:17 minutes.

Artist: Tito Puente
Release date: 1957
Genre: Jazz, World Music, Latin
Tracks: 11
Duration: 36:17
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No. Title Length
1. Night Beat 2:55
2. Mambo Beat 4:08
3. Sea Breeze 3:20
4. Emerald Beach 3:29
5. The Late, Late Scene 2:50
6. Carioca 2:15
7. Night Ritual 7:13
8. Malibu Beat 2:27
9. Flying Down to Rio 2:18
10. Night Hawk 2:30
11. Live a Little 2:52



Although Latin percussionists (including Mongo Santamaria) are utilized on this set (a RCA album reissued in 1998 as a Koch CD), most of the selections certainly do not sound like they came from a Tito Puente record. For a change of pace, Puente is heard leading a fairly straight-ahead big band which includes among its main soloists trumpeter Doc Severinen (heard throughout in excellent form) and tenor saxophonist Marty Holmes, who often recalls Paul Quinichette. From the opening stripper-style blues of "Night Beat," through a variety of group originals and an uptempo "Carioca," the music swings and generally avoids most of the expected Latin influences. A very interesting (and musically rewarding) departure for Puente.