Tito Puente

By | May 19, 2012

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The King of Latin Jazz, Tito Puente
This week, it’s an hour on the life and music of the King of Latin music: maestro Tito Puente. We’ll talk with Latin jazz historian Bobby Sanabria about the many talents that made Tito Puente the undisputed King of Latin Jazz, and hear Bobby’s take on why Tito still matters to the 20-somethings he’s teaching at the Manhattan School of Music. And we’ll talk with Tito Puente friend and biographer Joe Conzo about the 1950s mambo craze that launched Tito’s meteoric rise to the top, and hear of the story behind Puente’s most famous composition and why you might not even realize it’s a Tito Puente original. (59:00)

 

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