Sony Music Latin Releases Tito Puente's Limited Edition Box Set "Quatro - The Definitive Collection"
QUATRO – THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
“Children rarely acknowledge their parent’s knowledge, experience and ability. This was a NO Brainer for me. My dad was a musical genius”.
– Ronny Puente
A musical genius - the beloved worldwide industry Icon lives on in a commemorative and limited edition
5 CD and 180 gram 5 L.P./Vinyl album package, available on October 30, 2012
57 SONGS, OVER 3 HOURS OF MUSIC DIGITALLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS, EXTENSIVE LINER NOTES AND
MORE THAN 40 NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS & MEMORABILIA!
"Tito was responsible for creating the Latin interpretation of jazz. In the annals of jazz history, he will never be forgotten."
– Tony Bennett
"The World without Music is like a world without Tito Puente. When someone creates a movement that was never thought of, you then know that he is great. His life was dedicated to loving, sharing, creating, and giving to all who dare to experience his music. He was a mentor and Godfather to me.
He will never be forgotten but he will truly be missed. I love you Tito."
– Sheila E.
“If Mario Bauza was the father, and Chano Pozo and Diz created the Big Bang moment, then Tito Puente thru his compositions, arrangements,
virtuoso playing and showmanship was the launch pad to catapult LATIN JAZZ to the masses. He was El Rey!”
– Larry Rosen (GRP Records, JAZZ ROOTS, Producer & Music Entrepreneur)
"Tito was, and continues to be a universal icon whose music and talent have made millions of people's lives happier for over six decades.
He always represented Latinos with pride around the world and his legacy lives on."
– Ricky Martin
Miami, FL (August 29, 2012) - Tito Puente is admired around the world for his influential, immortal body of work. His rhythms, his music and his contagious energy have united fans from different nationalities and cultures from around the globe. The strength of his artistry has transcended time and distance.
Over the course of his impressive artistic career, Tito Puente was a perennial and prolific innovator of Latin tropical music and Latin jazz of the highest caliber. Now thanks to Sony Music Latin, we all get to enjoy the four signature and landmark albums (artwork – front & back- as it originally appeared), along with a fifth bonus album, that truly defined the “American Icon” and his golden era:
“Cuban Carnival” (1956) is included with the original artwork. “Dance Mania” (1958) is the best-selling album of Tito’s career. “Night Beat” (1957) became one of Latin jazz’s seminal albums, while “Revolving Bandstand” (1960), considered the most innovative jazz recording of its time with the simultaneous inclusion of two big bands in the studio, is re-issued for the first time, with original artwork and liner notes.
The additional bonus album features his digitally remastered, trademark hit “Ran Kan Kan,” the first hit single he ever recorded with RCA along with the B-Side from that 78 rpm, “Timbal y Bongo,” (November 1949). It also contains six previously unreleased alternate takes of his hit song “Pa’ Los Rumberos,” recorded in 1955, plus much more.
This impressive and ever so unique package of 5 albums is being collectively released as Quatro – The Definitive Collection. A compendium that’s like no other in the discography of Tito Puente, as it focuses on his early years, the RCA era of 1955-1960, so beloved by fans, critics and music historians.
Quatro – The Definitive Collection includes informative liner notes written by Joe Conzo (curator & music historian and author of the book “Mambo Diablo My Journey with Tito Puente”), a close friend of Tito Puente. It also contains never-before published facts and photos, plus previously unreleased artwork and alternate takes.
Among the other highlights and most interesting, informative features of this collection are the quotes from a plethora of musicians, producers and others who personally knew and/or worked with Tito over the course of his six-decade musical career.
Quatro – The Definitive Collection will be available in three separate and distinct limited edition packages – 5 disc CD set, 180 gram 5 L.P./Vinyl set and for the first time ever a Digital Box Set. What a truly, amazing and timeless collector’s item and keepsake. Tito Puente lives on through his legacy and musical contributions; he will never be forgotten…