Luisito Quintero - Percussion Maddness – Part Two (2x7")
Vega Records - VR197
Grammy award winner & multi-grammy-nominated Luisito Quintero grew up with the Latin American and African tradition of percussion. His father is just as much a percussionist as his uncle Carlos Nene Quintero and his cousin Roberto Quintero. He became a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, but soon appeared with ensembles such as Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano and toured with Oscar D'León.
He then moved to New York, where he initially worked with Latin jazz musicians such as Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz. He then turned to the fusion of jazz, funk, salsa, and African music and performed with George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Ravi Coltrane, and Toshiko Akiyoshi, but also with pop musicians such as Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony.
His First album “Percussion Madness” was produced by Louie Vega & LQ and was released on BBE Records. Now 8 years later, re-released on Vega Records with 4 new tracks also produced by Louie Vega will be released on a double pack vinyl in two parts, one a double pack 12” and the second a double pack 7” vinyl. Enjoy the Brazilian, Jazz, African, House, & Afro-Cubano sounds of Grand Percussionist Luisito Quintero on this very special vinyl release.