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    2000 yilinda kaybettigimiz, 1923 new york dogumlu puerto rico asilli latin jazz ve mambo üstadi. dünyanin gelmis gecmis en önemli percussionistlerinden biridir. 1942 de amerikan ordusunda donanma askeriyken izin alip Juilliard School of Music de okumaya baslamistir.

    1950 lerde cha-cha-cha,mambo, afro-cubana gibi türlerin ABD deki sayili yorumculari arasinda yerini almistir. Afro-cubana ve latin jazz muziklerini birbirine karistirarak bugün "salsa" diye bilinen türü yaratmistir. Adini da kendi koymustur. 1979 yilindan baslayarak A Tribute to Benny Moré, On Broadway, Mambo Diablo ve Goza Mi Timbal albümleriyle 5 kere grammy ödülünü almistir. ilk latin grammy ödülünü alan kisi de yine puente´dir. Puente, asagi yukari adi bilinen tüm latin jazzcilarla birlikte calmis, sayisiz konser performansi yayinlanmistir.

    Albümleri :

    # Mambo Beat: The Progressive Side of Tito Puente (1994)
    # Mambo y cha cha cha (1994)
    # The Best of Dance Mania (1994)
    # Barbarabatiri (1994)
    # Tito Puente's Golden Latin Jazz All Stars (1994)
    # Top Percussion/Dance Mania (1994)
    # 20 Mambos/Take Five (1995)
    # Fania Legends of Salsa Collection, Vol. 3 (1995)
    # Fiesta con Puente (1995)
    # Jazzin (1995)
    # Mambo Mococo (1949-51) (1995)
    # Mambos with Puente (1949-51) (1995)
    # More Mambos on Broadway (1995)
    # Tea for Two (1995)
    # The Complete RCA Victor Revolving Bandstand... (1995)
    # Tito's Idea (1995)
    # Yambeque: The Progressive Side of Tito Puente (1995)
    # Cha Cha Chá: Live at Grossinger's (1996)
    # El Rey de la Salsa (1996)
    # El Rey del Timbal (1996)
    # Special Delivery (1996)
    # The Very Best of Tito Puente & Vicentico.. (1996)
    # Greatest Hits (1996)
    # Jazz Latino, vol. 4 (1996)
    # Percussion's King (1997)
    # Selection of Mambo & Cha Cha Cha (1997)
    # 50 Years of Swing (1997)
    # Tito Meets Machito: Mambo Kings (1997)
    # Cha Cha Cha Rumba Beguine (1998)
    # Dance Mania '98: Live at Birdland (1998)
    # The Very Best of Tito Puente (1998)
    # Timbalero Tropical (1998)
    # Yambeque (1998)
    # Absolute Best (1999)
    # Carnival (1999)
    # Colección original (1999)
    # Golden Latin Jazz All Stars: In Session (1999)
    # Latin Flight (1999)
    # Latin Kings (1999)
    # Lo mejor de lo mejor (1999)
    # Mambo Birdland (1999)
    # Rey (2000)
    # His Vibes & Orchestra (2000)
    # Cha Cha Cha for Lovers (2000)
    # Homenaje a Beny Moré. Vol. 3 (2000)
    # Dos ídolos. Su música (2000)
    # Tito Puente y su Orquesta Mambo (2000)
    # The Complete RCA Recordings. Vol. 1 (2000)
    # The Best of the Concord Years (2000)
    # Por fin (Finally) (2000)
    # Party with Puente! (2000)
    # Obra maestra (2000)
    # Mambo Mambo (2000)
    # Mambo King Meets the Queen of Salsa (2000)
    # Latin Abstract (2000)
    # Kings of Mambo (2000)
    # Cha Cha Cha for Lovers (2000)

    2000 yilinda grubuyla yaptigi son kayit icin : http://www.youtube.com/wa...p;mode=related&search+=
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