Sunday Morning Jazz: Mongo



Latin jazz is a perfect way to begin your Sunday morning. The flavor and pace of African rhythms set the platform for the brilliance of the Cuban touch and within their cosmic connection comes one of the most celebrated, one of the most powerful congueros of them all: Mongo Santamaria. From his time with Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, and later as a bandleader with a young Herbie Hancock, Santamaria searched for the link between the "Afro" and the "Cuban/Latin" in "Afro-Cuban" or "Afro-Latin" jazz. Music like all forms of art, is a cross cultural pollination of ideas, and thoughts. Enjoy selected tracks from his 1963 album "Watermelon Man". Have a peaceful and enlightening Sunday wherever you may be...