Review: Luisito Quintero “Rumba en San Agustin”

3rd Element
Release date June 24th,2014

Luisito Quintero hails from Caracas, Venezuela where his father, a respected percussionist in his native country, tutored and encouraged Luisito on timbales throughout his adolescent years. Besides the timbales he also plays congas, bongos, drum set, djembe, dundun and a wide variety of assorted percussion instruments. His technique on all of these instruments is masterful and unparalleled as you will hear on this awesome CD. Luisito has worked and recorded with, The Rolling Stones, Vanessa Williams, Paul Simon, Santana, Jack De Johnette, David Sanborn, George Benson, Tommy LePuma, Joe Sampler, Bill Cosby, the late Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Richard Bona, Ravi Coltrane, Claudia Acuna, Nathalie Cole, Diana Krall, Roy Agrove, Giovanni Hidalgo, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Spanish Harlem, Willie Colon, Chick Corea, The Vigil Band and countless other high-profile music acts.

In this CD you’ll find 11 tracks including the one I’m featuring “Rumba En San Agustin” which happens to be one of many smokin’ tracks in this production. This is a must add to your Latin Jazz collection. So make sure to pick up your copy on June 24th,2014, and sit back on your easy chair and let the music ingulf you with the colorful rhythmic sounds of the 3rd Element.

This CD will be available via all your favorite download site.