Big 3 Palladium Orchestra | Live At The Blue Note

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Live At The Blue Note

by Big 3 Palladium Orchestra

From Cubop orchestral showpieces of Machito to the medium-tempo mambo classics of Rodriguez to the orgiastic dance rhythms of Puente
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
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1. Cuban Fantasy
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5:48 album only
2. Piniero Tenia Razon
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4:24 album only
3. Que Bonito Es Puerto Rico
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3:48 album only
4. Mambo Inn
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4:41 album only
5. Babarabatiri
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7:03 album only
6. Palladium Days
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5:41 album only
7. El Cayuco
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6:07 album only
8. Complicacion
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5:09 album only
9. Mama Guela
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3:02 album only
10. Chevere
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5:20 album only
11. Avisale A Mi Contrario
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4:44 album only
12. El Moldo De Las Locas
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5:33 album only
13. Oye Como Va
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4:09 album only


Album Notes
The Palladium Ballroom on 53rd Street and Broadway was the hearf of Mambo & Latin music and the home of Machito, Tito Puente and Tito Rodriguez.

The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra is the bain-child of Machito's son Mario Grillo. It was decided to approach the Puente & Rodriguez families to represent the music of the Palladium era. Margaret Puente and Tito Rodriguez Jr. were delighted to offer their original charts for use, along with the Machito scores.

Joe Madera began writing augmented charts to enable the bigger group to perform these pieces of Americana Music History and the ball was now in motion. The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra was born.

'the most thrilling music by far came from a sensational, relatively new band, called the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra....The Big 3 already may rank as the most brilliant large Latin jazz ensemble this side of Havana.' - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

'Recorded live at the Blue Note Club, this group just sizzles. The original arrangements swing in a very sophisticated way mixing the old with the new. A great release, every aspect of the music on the album is sheer class with some real, tasty, jazzy solos...' The Beat

'the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, with it's screaming horn section, frenzied rhythm section, and its high-octane, bone-crunching arrangements is, by far, the most hard-core tribute record I have heard in a long time. A guaranteed dance-club floo5r burner.' DJ Alert/


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jay perez

nicely done. hope to hear more frome them.

carlo brunetti,rome,italy.

this orchestra performed in rome a couple of years ago,it was incredible,bravissimo.

Vincenti Blas

A great CD.
Excellent music. This CD encapuslates the spirit of mambo. A must for any collector or beginer

Stephania Rigo

I bought this CD in Italy. And, I saw them In Rome this

past July. They are even better in person!
I highly recommend anyone who loves Mambo music to buy
this CD. Ciao,Stephania

Maria Burgos

Awesome CD! I was there at the Blue Note when this CD was
I hope they return soon to the Blue Note or anywhere in NYC
This orchestra rocks! Adios, Maria

Dorothy Miles

Awesome CD. Put your dancing shoes on to hear this one.
Dorothy Miles


Big 3 Palladium O.
Great cd especially track 11. Never get tire of listening to cd. I wish they were around for me to see them in person jamming. Hopefully there will be another cd out. Keep it coming!!!

Raul Jimenez

I was very glad to see the son's did such a great tribute
to their father's legacy. And Live to boot!!!!
This CD is the real deal when it comes to capturing the
sounds of the Palladium Mambo era.
No Knockoff orchestra here!!! Raul Jimenez

Latin Soul Show/Andres Padua

Incredible Salsa
This is what Salsa should sound like. Why can't all Salsa music sound like this incredible CD. Bravo! Every song on this CD is a killer. I want more of THE BIG 3!!!

Sean Luc

It is really nice to hear a Live Recording for a change.
And let me tell you this BIG 3 Palladium Orchestra is for
I experienced them in the South of France this past summer.
A Memorable Listening Experience!
If you love Mambo music look no further and buy it!
Sean Luc
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