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Ismael Quintana

Ismael Quintana
CD (Vaya 30), Released 1974; Re-Issued 1995
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[Only a few left in stock. Once it's gone, it's gone. - Ed. ]
**Classics Revisited**
Sonero, composer and hand percussionist Ismael "Pat" Quintana was a founder member of Eddie Palmieri's Conjunto La Perfecta, with whom he has done some of his finest work. He made two previous solo albums for United Artists, Punto y Aparte '71 and Dos Imágenes '72, but switched to the Fania subsidiary Vaya to re-launch his solo career with the album Ismael Quintana in 1974. He composed half of the material including the hit "Mi Debilidad", featuring a fine piano solo from Mark "Markolino" Dimond, who also plays on Quintana's composition "Triago La Llave" and "Mai Biandita", written by Tite Curet Alonso. Papo Lucca plays piano on the remaining five tracks, and solos on "La Blusita Colora", arranged by Bobby Valentín, who also wrote the charts for "Mi Debilidad" and "No Lo Dejes Asi". Further solos are taken by trombonist Barry Rogers ("Mi Debilidad"), tres player Harry Viggiano ("Triago La Llave"), guest conguero Ray Barretto ("Tambo [Me Acompaña El]") and Luis "Perico" Ortiz ("Mai Biandita"). This CD is a must-have.
Highly recommended. (John Child, 2014-04-07)
Very Limited Quantities.
Song titles include:
Mi Debilidad (Arr: Bobby Valentin) 6:18
Triago La Llave (Arr: Louie Ramirez) 6:16
No Lo Dejes Asi (Arr: Bobby Valentin) 3:50
Tambo (Me Acompaña El) (Arr: Papo Lucca) 6:32
La Blusita Colora (Arr: Bobby Valentin) 7:56
Eso Que Llaman Amor (Arr: Louie Ramirez) 4:58
Mai Biandita (Arr: Louie Cruz) 5:54
Y Para Que Verte (Arr: Papo Lucca) 4:07
Musicians include:
Papo Lucca Piano
Mark Dimond Piano
Bobby Valentin Bass
Hector "Bomberito" Zarzuela Trumpet
Luis Ortiz Trumpet
Barry Rogers Trombone
Lewis Kahn Trombone
Nicky Marrero Timbales
Johnny Rodriguez Conga
Orestes Vilato Bongos
Ismael Quintana Percussion
Harry Viggiano Tres
Vinnie Bell Guitar
Ray Barretto Conga solo on "Tambo (Me Acompaña el)
Hector Lavoe Coro
Adalberto Santiago Coro
Jimmy Sabater Coro
Johnny Pacheco Coro
Category: Salsa/Son => Salsa: Classic 1960s Or 1970s New York
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