The Legend of Cuban Percussion (Single)
Released: Jan 2000
Label: Six Degrees
Recorded when Patato was past 70, this LP should be a tired tribute to a musician past his peak, but it's anything but -- life and joy spill out of every track. Patato's infectious, hard-swinging sound provides the backdrop for extended -- and nearly always jaw-droppingly good -- soloing from himself and a clutch of young, talented folks like Omar Sosa and John Santiago.