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Tito Puente
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Tito Puente Azucar !!!!!

Tito Puente
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tito Puente

Puente at a Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City
Background information
Birth name Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr.
Born April 20, 1923
Origin New York
Died May 31, 2000 (aged 77)
Genre(s) Latin jazz and mambo
Occupation(s) Musician
Instrument(s) Timbales, Vibraphone
Tito Puente, Sr., (April 20, 1923–May 31, 2000), born Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr., was an influential Latin jazz and mambo musician. The son of native Puerto Ricans Ernest and Ercilia Puente, of Spanish Harlem in New York City, Puente is often credited as "El Rey" (the King) of the timbales and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that helped keep his career going for 50 years. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba's Calle 54. He guest starred on several television shows including The Cosby Show and The Simpsons.
Contents [hide]
1 Biography
2 Honors
3 Discography
4 Filmography
4.1 Documentary Films
4.2 Concert Films
5 References
6 Further reading
7 External links

Tito Puente Sr. served in the Navy for three years during World War II after being drafted in 1942. He was discharged with a Presidential Commendation for serving in nine battles. The GI Bill allowed him to study music at Juilliard School of Music, where he completed a formal education in conducting, orchestration and theory. In 1969, he received the key to the City of New York from former Mayor John Lindsay. In 1992 he was inducted into the National Congressional Record, and in 1993 he received the Smithsonian yiyi
During the 1950s, Puente was at the height of his popularity, and helped to bring Afro-Cuban and Caribbean sounds, like mambo, son, and cha-cha-cha, to mainstream audiences (he was so successful playing popular Afro-Cuban rhythms that many people mistakenly identify him as Cuban). Dance Mania, possibly Puente's most well known album was released in 1958.[1] Later, he moved into more diverse sounds, including pop music, bossa nova and others, eventually settling down with a fusion of Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres that became known as "salsa" (a term that he disliked). In 1979 Puente won the first of five Grammy Awards for the albums A Tribute to Benny Moré, On Broadway, Mambo Diablo, and Goza Mi Timbal. In 1990, Puente was awarded the "James Smithson Bicentennial Medal." He was also awarded a Grammy at the first Latin Grammy Awards, winning Best Traditional Tropical Album for Mambo Birdland. He was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. After a heart attack following a show in Puerto Rico, Puente had heart surgery in New York City, from which he never recovered. He died on May 31, 2000, just a few months after shooting for the music video Calle 54, in which Puente was wearing an all-white outfit with his band. [2]
Tito Puente's name is often mentioned in a television production called "La Epoca,", a film about the Palladium era in New York, Afro-Cuban music and rhythms, Mambo and Salsa as dances and music and much more. The film discusses many of Tito Puente's as well as Arsenio Rodriguez's contributions, and features interviews with some of the musicians Puente recorded with such as Alfonso "El Panameno" Joseph, Luis Mangual, Julian Lianos and others.
Puente son's, Tito Puente, Jr., has continued his father's legacy by presenting many of the same songs in his performances and recordings, while his daughter Audrey Puente is a meteorologist for the local evening news broadcast on WNYW.

During the presidency of Sen. Roberto Rexach Benítez, Tito Puente received the unique honor of not only having a special session of the Senate of Puerto Rico dedicated to him, but being allowed to perform in his unique style on the floor of the Senate while it was in session.
On September 10, 2007, a United States Post Office in Harlem was named after him at a ceremony presided by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Rep. José Serrano (D-NY).
An amphitheatre was named in his honor at Luis Muñoz Marín Park, next to the Roberto Clemente Coliseum, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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)
The Legends Collection: Tito Puente & Celia Cruz (2001)
The Complete RCA Recordings, Vol. 2 (2001)
RCA Recordings (2001)
Puente caliente (2001)
The Best of... (2001)
King of Mambo (2001)
El Rey: Pa'lante! Straight! (2001)
Cocktail Hour (2001)
Selection. King of Mambo (2001)
Herman Meets Puente (2001)
Undisputed (2001)
Fiesta (2002)
Colección Diamante (2002)
Tito Puente y Celia Cruz (2002)
yiyi awards (2002)
King of Kings: The Very Best of Tito Puente (2002)
Hot Timbales! (2002)
Dr. Feelgood (2002)
Carnaval de éxitos (2002)
Caravan Mambo (2002)
We Love Salsa (2006)

[edit]Documentary Films
Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music (2000)[3]
PROFILES featuring Tito Puente Jr. (2007)
Latin Knights (2005)[4]
Calle 54 (2000)[5]
[edit]Concert Films
Tito Puente - Live in Montreal (Montreal Jazz Festival) (2003)

^ Wilds, Tony. Allmusic. "Dance Mania Review".
^ Calle 54 Video Commentary
^ [1]
^ Arkadia DVD Listing
[edit]Further reading

Steven Loza (1999) Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music, University of Illinois Press
[edit]External links

Tito Puente at NPR Music
Tito Puente on the Internet Movie Database
"Tito Puente: The Complete 78s (1949-1955)" by Ted Giorgia (
Tito Puente - King of Latin Music, by Jim Payne and Tito Puente.
Categories: 1923 births | 2000 deaths | Latin jazz drummers | Puerto Rican jazz musicians | Jazz vibraphonists | Salsa musicians | United States National Medal of Arts recipients | Grammy Award winners | Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners | People from New York City | Mambo musicians | RCA Victor Records artists | United States Navy sailors | American military personnel of World War II | Juilliard School of Music alumni | Afro-Cuban jazz percussionists | Percussionists | Jazz percussionists | Timbale players | Vibraphonists | Fania Records artists

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