Album #11 – Palo Congo

Album #11

This album was very unique. Sabu Martinez is a percussion player and on Palo Congo he showcases that. There are no horns, piano or bass, Just congas and other Latin percussion instruments and guitar on some tracks. There is also vocals, in spanish, sung mostly fast and very loud. The album cover basically shows just how much fun the musicians are having while playing on the album. You can have great fun while listening to Palo Congo. Standout tracks include: Billumba-Palo Congo, Rhapsodia del Maravilloso and Tribilin Cantore. This album also reminded me of the Buena Vista Social Club due to the vocals and instrumentation. The major difference between those two artists is Sabu has more congas. If you want to look at the roots of Latin Jazz and even some African music, Palo Congo is worth a listen. Overall, I give this album 4 out of 5 stars.

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