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Jazz Latino: A Collection of Latin Inspirations

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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 Andrade. Because the compilation is only coming from one relatively small label's catalog, the selection here isn't fantastic, but to be fair, it's not claiming to be a "best-of" collection, just an "inspired" one, and so in that respect, it works.

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