Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From Original Master Tapes!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers was a Latin jazz, soul jazz and R&B group formed in 1959 by timbales player Henry "Pucho" Brown. Of the many musicians that worked in his group, Chick Corea is among them. In 1973 he disbanded the group and focused more on traditional Latin music. In the 1990s, his music received interest from the British Acid Jazz scene, and the re-formed Latin Soul Brothers still perform today.
Featuring 180-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings (QRP) from lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tapes and housed in a one-pocket old-school style tip-on jacket, this is the first-ever audiophile quality vinyl reissue of Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers' incendiary boogaloo getdown.
"In the 1960s, no one combined more or less equal elements of jazz, Latin music, soul, and funk as well as Henry 'Pucho' Brown... Pucho has a wider appeal than many straight jazz performers. Fans of R&B, rock, and Latin music can immediately connect with him, especially as he's always made sure to play music that's hot and danceable. His accessibility, however, has by no means compromised the quality of his material or his Latin Soul Brothers bands, which have featured fine and versatile players... The Latin Soul Brothers certainly couldn't have been accused of predictability, incorporating straight modern jazz chops, psychedelic flourishes, and soul-jazz organ grooves into their repertoire when the mood suited them. The constant factor was the active Latin percussion section, featuring conga, bongos, and Pucho's own timbales." - Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
"One of the most coveted records among collectors of rare groove and Latin jazz is finally getting a reissue worthy of the music featured on it. Released initially in 1969 via Prestige Records, Jungle Fire! is a mere five songs but the band, led by timbales master Pucho Brown makes hay with the raw material of Motown hits (their take on The Temptations' 'Cloud 9' is a hallucinatory wonder) and originals. And for that we have to thank a ultra-talented ensemble that includes drummer Bernard Purdie, guitarist Billy Butler and the brick heavy basslines of Seaborn Westbrook. Reissue label Jazz Dispensary does incredible work with this. Using the original masters and the work of Kevin Gray, these songs leap out of the speakers with a richness and sturdiness that manages to improve upon the already fantastic sound of the original LP. Even better: you dont have to pay $200+ to get a solid copy of this LP to add to your library or your DJ crate." - Paste Magazine
180g Vinyl LP
First-ever audiophile quality vinyl reissue
Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Old-school style tip-on jacket
Includes Jazz Dispensary "Authorized Dealer" window cling
Pucho, leader, timbales
Al Pazant, trumpet
Eddie Pazant, tenor sax
Seldon Powell, tenor sax (varitone), flute
Neal Creque, electric piano
Billy Butler, guitar
Seaborn Westbrook, Fender bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
Joe Armstrong, conga
Norberto Apellaniz, bongos
Billy Bivens, vibes, miscellaneous percussion
1. Friendship Train
2. Got Myself A Good Man
3. The Spokerman
1. Cloud 9