Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Prez - Prez Prado
RCA Victor LPM-1556
This one is available for online purchase/download, so I will not be posting a sample.
From the back cover: In "Perez" two sides of the fabulous "King of the Mambo" are presented. One features Prado interpreting Latin rhythms as only he and his musical aggregation can. The other side of Prado is not as familiarly known but is sure to be equally appreciated, for it reveals that Perez Prado is a jazz impresario of the first order.
Terrific cover art and nice tight set. The "jazzy" side is not so divergent in style from the A side that I went into shock. I did prefer the inventiveness of the B side.
Also released by RCA in 1958 on tape.