Lifetime Anthology Pete Escovedo
- 1La Piedra Del Sol / Vera Cruz05:32
- 2Solo Tu05:55
- 3Muito Obrigado03:37
- 4Moving Pictures08:19
- 5Zina’s Zamba06:29
- 6Flying South06:01
- 7El Alma De Carnival05:29
- 9Pete Kelly’s Blues04:56
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Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 60 years.
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Pete Escovedo has lead his 14 piece band around the world performing for sold out shows, TV shows , and even the the former president of the United States Barack Obama and family. 60 years later Pete has compiled 9 of his favorite songs from his previous recordings to form this incredible compilation masterpiece entitled "Lifetime Anthology”. Focus Track “Sambacu”, a composition by guitarist Ray Obiedo, is reminiscent of the medium tempo sambas by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and will warm your heart and soul.
Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz, and contemporary music. His name has been ubiquitous in the music industry for more than 50 years, known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums. This new release looks back toward his life-long love of performance over four decades of releases.
Pete Escovedo, timbales
Sheila E., congas
Juan Escovedo, congas
Peter Michael Escovedo, drums
Jonathan Montes, piano
Oskar Cartaya, bass
Serafin Aguilar, trumpet
Stephen “Mofongo” Giraldo, trumpet
Arturo Velasco, trombone
Justo Almario, saxophone, flute
Ray Obiendo, guitar
Sy Smith, vocal chant
Pete Escovedo Born in Pittsburg, California, July 13th, 1935, his musical journey commenced while attending high school in Oakland, CA. At the age of sixteen, he began playing the saxophone and then discovered percussion, which led to his love of rhythm and his dream of playing Latin Jazz music. After performing in various bands, in 1960 Pete and his brothers, Coke and Phil, formed the Escovedo Brothers Latin Jazz Band, performing around the Bay Area. In 1970, Pete and Coke put together the band Azteca, that then toured the United States with Stevie Wonder and The Temptations. They recorded two albums on Columbia Records, Azteca and Pyramid of the Moon, which are now both considered collectors’ items. In 1972, Pete toured and performed with the Carlos Santana band and recorded three major albums, Moonflower, Oneness, and Inner Secrets. In 1978, Pete and daughter Sheila E. recorded two albums on Fantasy Records, Solo Two and Happy Together, produced by Billy Cobham.
Pete’s versatility as a percussionist has been featured in performances and recordings by a wide range of artists such as Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby McFerrin, Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Stephen Stills, Billy Cobham, Anita Baker, George Duke, Boz Scaggs, Andy Narell, Al Jarreau, Ray Obiedo, Dionne Warwick, Marlena Shaw, Barry White, Angela Bofill, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, Dave Valentine, Najee, Gerald Albright, Prince, and the list goes on. He also performed with his orchestra in the White House for President Barack Obama, twice.