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Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers: Groovin’ High

For an Afro-Cuban influenced, beat-heavy good time, Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers is one of the most reliable outfits around. Pucho, a soul jazzer from the old school, cranks out one percussion-heavy jam after another on Groovin High (Cannonball CBD 27103). There are plenty of Latin-jazz groove nuggets here, like a version of the now familiar hit “I Like It Like That” (with bilingual verbalisms by MC BaBee Power), and the hard-charging “Sons of Abraham” with organ stabs from John “Mad Hatter” Spruill, and some lively wah-wah guitar from Marvin Horne (who takes some serviceably funky solos on this disc).

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