This swinging trumpet player might have started out with the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra but a move to New York that let him kick it out with the best of Latin jazz has given him the impetus to lead his own big band. He starts this set off with such a powerful kick in the head you never recover, you just say 'huh?'. Wild, wicked and wonderful, you know Tito Puente is smiling down on this session---and he was a drummer. A simply killer date that brings the party that carries on until dawn. Caliente stuff throughout.