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Hevia: The Other Side

This is an exciting album, filled with good charts, well executed, cleanly recorded and saturated with the spirit of Tito Puente. The only reason it was called The Other Side and not “Titorama,” (both are titles of tracks) is because SYOTOS stands for “see you on the other side.”

Washburne played with Puente for a long time, and one has a feeling the trombonist is referring to their inevitable reunion wherever heavenly gigs are staged: Tito died just before he was supposed to record with Washburne for the SYOTOS’ second release.

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