Azteca - Expanded Edition - Azteca

Azteca - Expanded Edition
AZTECA, formed in 1972 in Oakland, was the vision of brothers Coke and Pete Escovedo following their successful time playing along side Latin-funk trailblazers, Santana. They are widely regarded to be the first large-scale group that combined multiple musical elements centred around and built as a Latin orchestra.
Born in the legendary Bay Area of San Francisco, Pete and Coke Escovedo grew up immersed in the Latin music so prevalent on the East coast of the US. Influences of Mambo and Salsa bred their love of percussion and they organised mambo sessions to hone their vocal and percussive skills surrounded by local musicians who played in the Caribbean style that captivated their musical passion.
Sometimes numbering up to 25 members on stage, AZTECA fused an array of musical styles and instruments ranging from horns, woodwinds, guitars, drums and multiple keyboards, percussionists and vocalists.
AZTECA featured a wealth of successful musicians including bassist Paul Jackson, known for his work on numerous Herbie Hancock albums, drummer Lenny White who played alongside some of the best Jazz artists of the time including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Clarke. The line- up also included Grammy Award Nominee, Tom Harrell.
BBR is very proud to bring you AZTECA, originally released on Columbia Records in 1972, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content.
AZTECA is a must have or all Jazz, Latin, Funk & Rock fans out there!

Release Date: 28/1/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0201
Weight: 200
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1. LA PIEDRA DEL SOL
2. MAMITA LINDA
3. AIN’T GOT NO SPECIAL WOMAN
4. EMPTY PROPHET
5. CAN’T TAKE THE FUNK OUT OF ME
6. PEACE EVERYBODY
7. NON PACEM
8. AH! AH!
9. LOVE NOT THEN
10. AZTECA
11. THEME: LA PIEDRA DEL SOL
BONUS TRACKS
12. AIN’T GOT NO SPECIAL WOMAN (single version)
13. MAMITA LINDA (single version)

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