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Joe Rizo's Mongorama: Mariposas Cantan

Read "Mariposas Cantan" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Mongorama is a nine-piece Latin Jazz all-star band built and guided to honor Mongo Santamaria by the hand of José Rizo, a Latin musical legend in California who's been broadcasting from KJazz 88.1FM (Cal State University, Long Beach) for more than three decades. On their 2010 debut, Rizo enlisted such legends as Poncho Sanchez and Hubert ...

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Mariposas Cantan

Label: Saungu Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Mambo Mindoro; Mariposas Cantan; Helen of Jazz; Fiesta De Charangueros; A Little Dab'll Do Ya; Quiero Menudo; Mongorama; Quindimbia; Watermelon Man; Descarga Ramon Banda; Como Fue; East L.A. Meets Napa.

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Jose' Rizzo's Mongorama

Label: Saungu Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Bacoso; Asi Es La Vida; Las Guajiras; Bluchanga; No Molestes Mas; Bubba Boogaloo; Pato Mayombe; Siempre En Ti; Que Maravilloso; Cruzan; Guajira at the Blackhawk; Tin Marin.

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Jose Rizo's Mongorama: Jose' Rizzo's Mongorama

Read "Jose' Rizzo's Mongorama" reviewed by Greg Simmons


Mongorama. The name just sounds like fun--and this is a fun record, despite being crafted by musicians who take the Afro-Cuban music and legacy of Mongo Santamaria very seriously. Organized by jazz DJ Jose Rizzo, the band highlights a mix of Santamaria classics, blended with newer compositions in the same tradition. Any album that ...


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