Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Tito Puente - Live in Montreal |
Montreal Jazz Festival
Actor: Tito Puente
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Known as the "King of Mambo," Tito Puente is one of Latin music's most loved performers. The rhythms are hot as Tito's band effortlessly bridges the gap between Latin music and jazz with his own compositions such as the Sa... more »
Good but not Great
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Good but not great refers to the DVD, of course, not Tito Puente, who was and ever shall be El Rey. If you are a Puente fan or a Latin jazz fan you may opt to buy this disc, but be aware that it is a record of a Canadian concert date from the early/mid '80s. The video is grainy and the sound unremarkable and Puente performs here with a small group, not his big band -- the music set gets a little repetitive. Except for a somewhat stilted interview which looks like it was recorded within a year or two of Tito's passing, there are no "extras." You won't be "blown away" by this disc but you'll enoy it; it's a treat to be able to watch a departed legend in live performance."
Y. K | Israel | 03/30/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Do not buy this DVD, poor perfromance, poor sound quality, the band seems to lost all its energy. I hardly could watch it once. Big disapointment."
Acceptable for an early 80's video.
Friedhelm Dohmann | Beaufort, SC | 11/25/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Tito you will buy the DVD and don't bother about video and sound quality. There are not many visual relicts of his life performances in the early 80's. In those days between recording contracts he played not as polished and managed as in his later years. To catch Tito full of power and close to his fans without the big ensemble behind him you might also consider the DVD of the 1981 life concert at the Irvine Bowl "Latin Labor Day". A 74 minute percussion fiesta nearly forgotten captured during the Laguna Jazz Festival."