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by Dave Hughes
Manteca is just one of the baddest bands out there, and certainly a talent deserving wider recognition. Their instrumentation is much like that of the Cuban band Irakere (two trumpets, two saxophones, keyboards, bass, drums, two percussionists, but no guitar), but Latin is only one of the genres that the Mantecians blend into their own unique sound.
This CD is a set of live recordings made at various times and in various countries between 1990 and 1992. Only two tunes ...read more