Various Artists

Mambo [Saludos Amigos]

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Mambo compiles multiple tracks from Latin greats Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Machito, and Xavier Cugat. While the collection is undeniably strong, it seems a bit unnecessary, given that all of those artists recorded more than enough great material to make their own best-of collections essential parts of even the most bare-bones Latin-jazz collection. It may be a good starting point for the uninitiated, but it will outlive its usefulness almost immediately, since listeners will undoubtedly want more.

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