Pérez Prado

Que Rico Mambo!

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Perez Prado had some huge hits with trivial numbers. But he was also a mambo innovator a la Machito, swing voicings (with a strong Stan Kenton influence) to the Cuban roots, and his sound was extremely distinctive. A retrospective like this one, which includes most of his best material and little junk, belongs in any well-rounded collection.

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