Tito Puente: No Pienses Asi


No Pienses Asi


TIto Puente (timbale, percussion, vibraphone)


Mambo Diablo (Concord Picante CCD4283)

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TIto Puente (timbale, percussion, vibraphone),

Ray Gonzales (trumpet, flugelhorn), Jimmy Frisaura (trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn), Mario Rivera (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute), Sonny Bravo (piano), Bobby Rodriguez (bass), Jose Madera, Jr. (conga,percussion) Johnny Rodriguez (bongo,percussion)


Composed by Tito Puente


Recorded: San Francisco, CA, May, 1985


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

On this mellow jazz inspired bolero, Tito Puente shows a more sensual side with his Latin Orchestra, playing a relaxing number that features Puente playing the melody on vibes with the horns and Sonny Bravo on piano. There's not much to say about this song that can't be gathered from listening to it. It's got a nice swing section after the A section and shows Tito's affinity for jazz music. And I think that this is an important aspect to note. Tito Puente was a jazz musician regardless of what some people might say about it. His contributions to music are strong and I think "No Pienses Asi" shows his diversity along with the rest of the songs off of this album. Do yourself a favor and listen to some Tito Puente and I think you'll understand what I'm talking about. "Oye Como Va" doesn't count!

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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