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Cuban Fire!

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LABEL Capitol
NO. T 731
FORMAT 12” Record
PRODUCER Dave Cavanaugh
LINER NOTES Bill Coss
LOCATION Riverside Plaza Hotel, New York City
RECORDING DATES 22-24 May 1956

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Tracks

1. Fuego Cubano
solos: Larsen (tb)/Noto (tp) Thompson (ts) Fontana (tb)

2. El Congo Valiente (The Valiant Congo)
solos: Niehaus (as) Tano (tp) Perkins (ts) Larsen (tb)

3. Recuerdos (Reminiscences)
solos: Niehaus (as) Kenton (p) Noto (tp) Fontana (tb)

4. Quien Sabe (Who Knows)
solos: Thompson (ts) Tano (fl-h) Fontana (tb) Niehaus (as)

5. La Guera Baila
solos: Rodriguez (bgo) Fitzpatrick (tb) Perkins (ts) Noto (tp)

6. La Suerte De Los Tontos (Fortune Of Fools)
solos: Niehaus (as) Tano (tp)

All tracks arranged and composed by Johnny Richards.


Additional Capitol versions

EAP 1-731 — 45rpm 7" record [part 1]

EAP 2-731 — 45rpm 7" record [part 2]

CDP 7 96260 2 — CD [with 6 extra tracks]

Other versions

Creative World reissue — ST-1008 — 12” LP

Personnel

Alto sax
Lennie Niehaus

Tenor sax
Bill Perkins
Lucky Thompson

Bari sax
Billy Root

Trumpet
Ed Leddy
Vinnie Tano
Sam Noto
Lee Katzman
Phil Gilbert
Al Mattaliano

French horn
Irving Rosenthal
Julius Watkins

Trombone
Bob Fitzpatrick
Carl Fontana
Kent Larsen
Don Kelly (b-tb)

Tuba
Jay McAllister

Piano
Stan Kenton

Bass
Curtis Counce

Guitar
Ralph Blaze

Drums
Mel Lewis

Bongos, Conga, Timbales, Claves, Maracas, Timpani
Willie Rodriguez
Tommy Lopez
George Laguna
Roger Mozian
Mario Alvarez
Sol Gubin (tr. 1-4, 6-7)
George Gaber (tr. 5)