Jim Payne: Tito Puente - King Of Latin Music

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Publisher: Hudson Music
Artist: Tito Puente
Author: Jim Payne
Format: Books | Biography
This is a story of the renowned musician known internationally as the King of Latin Music, an instrumental force in the rise of la musica latina and its spread throughout the world. Here are first-person stories that trace Tito's life, starting with the early years in New York City, through the war years, the emergence of the Palladium nightclub as a center of Latin Music and his development as an arranger and bandleader.

Tito provides humour, history and insights into the music and its masters, and discusses the foundation of Latin jazz and the evolution of Mambo, Rumba and Danzon.

Includes a special Bonus DVD that features never-before-seen footage of Tito discussing his incredible 50-year career as a band leader.
ISBN: 9781423413356
Published on: 27 November 2006
No of pages: 88
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00331438