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LPJE: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1980 [Latin Percussion Ventures, Inc., 1981]
Begin with Tito Puente on timbales and Patato Valdez on congas. Add three dedicated young improvisers, making sure that one is as snazzy as electric violinist Alfredo De La Fe. Let them play what they want. Presto--pure polyrhythm rules. Try it. A-