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Palladium Tradition

by Eguie Castrillo & His Orchestra

Puerto Rican percussionist Eguie Castrillo’s 18-piece Orchestra proclaims the intensity, the energy and the excitement of Mambo, Son and Cha-Cha-Cha and pays homage to the first Mambo Kings: Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and Machito.
Genre: Latin: Mambo
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1. Intro
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2. Caribe
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3. Nutville
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4. I Call Your Name
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5. Yeah
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6. Con Calma
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7. Medley Boleros
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8. Palo Yaya
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9. Scoot'n
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Album Notes
The Boston Globe
By Donna Goodison
November 14, 2004

Eguie Castrillo wants to take you back to when mambo was king.The time was the 1950s, when Latin music moved from New York's Spanish Harlem to the Palladium Ballroom at 53d Street and Broadway. The Palladium was the mambo mecca, where Latinos, Italians, and African-Americans flocked to hear the Latin big-band sounds of the orchestras led by Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito.

''What I really want is for people to go into a time machine and go back to that era," said Castrillo, a Berklee College of Music associate professor who teaches Afro-Cuban percussion. ''The Palladium was a very, very unbelievably important place. That was the first time that Latin music was in downtown New York."

Castrillo counted Puente, who died in 2000, as a friend, mentor, and idol. He credits the Latin jazz percussionist and bandleader for inspiring his musical career. ''I started playing [the timbales] when I was 7 years old," said Castrillo. ''This is the instrument that he really put in front of the orchestra and gave very special treatment to. After many years, I got to play with him and tour with him."

Castrillo has also toured and recorded with Jennifer Lopez, Paquito D'Rivera, Steve Winwood, Celia Cruz, KC and the Sunshine Band, and the Boston Pops. He too scored a Grammy for playing on Arturo Sandoval's ''Hot House."


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Raul Soledad

This CD has done an injustice with their medley of Boleros that Tito Rodriguez made famous. Absolutely Aweful!

Waldo Pons

Muy bueno!
Siga adelante señor Castrillo. La Orquesta suena muy bien y los músicos son de renombre en el ámbito del Mambo moderno.

Philippe Sergues, Changophil

No swing :( Too bad
I am really in between too :( This Cd has a wonderfull energy and it is so good to listen Mambo again an again, getting newer and newer,but but, that true, it is missing essential swing, it is like the Salsa of today,with mecanized rythmic, too Bad because horns are really killing!
Philippe (Changophil)

celia portuondo

información para puerto rico
cuándo podremos disfrutar a eguie en puerto cd debe difundirse aquí y después presentarlo en el roberto clemente...qué le parece?


realmente bueno
con un mix musical interesante,con tonos muy contagiosos.

Julius Huges

Que feeling tiene esta mùsica. Hace mucho tiempo que no oìa algo latino tan bueno. Me trajo muchìsima nostalgia de la gran mùsica cubana.

DJ Ry@

I`m really proud to have this album in my collection this one really rocks. Mr.Eguie Castrillo sounds really good and like the title says it really sounds like Palladium tradition.


Excelentisimo, una verdadera maravilla de cd, ojala te podamos disfrutar pronto por la madre patria, un fuerte abrazo


This is a great CD. Congrats! Thanks for your music.

carmen dj

compartí con la audiencia
adquirí el disco de eguie castrillo en Boston y desde que lo escuché percibí la calidad, el feelling. cuando lo compartí con los oyentes de mi programa todos coincidieron con mi apreciació gritó "merece un grammy"
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