Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Azteca

I just landed a copy of Azteca's eponymous 1972 album which came out on Columbia. The band featured both Pete & Coke Escovedo; Pete doing vocals, Coke doing Timbales, arrangement & production. Azteca played an accomplished hybrid of Jazz, Latin, Rock, Funk & Folk and recorded two albums. I got the album mainly for two tracks on the second side which are wonderful daytime 70's festival sort of tunes, the sort u might hear on a Giles Petterson set. You know the type; rich, nostalgic, beautifully executed, timeless, rootsy Latin Jazz monsters. Here's the title track for a jazzy Tuesday twister...

Azteca - Azteca

3 comments:

Andrew Allsgood said...

did Alejandro Escovedo play with Azteca as well?
Crazy family history with the Escovedo's......Shiela turned out pretty well too!

chris keys said...

he's not on the sleeve notes, but you're so right, incredible family...

I got the second azteca album on the way, here any day, its all round a better lp ( i think.. ill have to check it before i say that ;) )

andrew allsgood said...

I have a friend who is an Escovedo fanatic......anything be the entire clan he owns. I'm going to borrow his Azteca recs and record them for sure. Lurvly schtuff!