Saturday, 20 March 2010

This was sent in by someone calling him/herself 'Bongo'. We chose it because Mongo Santamaría is considered one of the world's best bongo players (and because Prospero has a bongo drum under his desk, with which he 'plays' along with this piece). The accompanying information: "Mongo's "Sofrito" played at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1985 with Mongo Santamaria: Conga Drums; Tito Puente: Timbales, Special Guest; Max Roach: Drums, Special Guest; Pablo Rosario: Percussion, Timbales; Sam Furnace: Alto Sax, Baritone Sax and Flute; Tony Hinson: Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax and Flute; Eddie Allen: Trumpet; Bob Quaranta: Piano; Eddie Resto: Bass and Jose Martinez: Drums."

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