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
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
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.
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.
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.
a must have or all Jazz, Latin, Funk & Rock fans out there!
Release Date: 28/1/2013
Our Price: £9.95
LA PIEDRA DEL SOL
AIN’T GOT NO SPECIAL WOMAN
CAN’T TAKE THE FUNK OUT OF ME
LOVE NOT THEN
THEME: LA PIEDRA DEL SOL
AIN’T GOT NO SPECIAL WOMAN (single
MAMITA LINDA (single version)
Esoteric are pleased to continue their series of CD reissues of the catalogue of Finnish Progressive group Wigwam with their classic 1971 double album Fairyport, the bands third LP.
Formed in Helsinki in 1969, the band featured the talents of British Keyboard player and vocalist JIM Pembroke, Jukka Gustavson (keyboards, vocals), Pekka Pohjola (bass, violin, keyboards) and Ronnie Osterberg (drums). Released in Finland on the Love Records imprint, the album was a superb work which demonstrated the diversity of the band and the excellent musicianship of its members.
This newly re-mastered Esoteric reissue, in full co-operation with Love Records in Finland, fully restores the album artwork, including the original inner booklet, and marks the albums long overdue debut release in the UK.
Our Price: £2.49
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