Monday, February 16, 2009

AZTECA-PYRAMID OF THE MOON.

AZTECA IS A LATIN, JAZZ ROCK FUSION BAND FORMED IN 1972 IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, USA. THE BAND IS LED BY BROTHERS PETE AND COKE ESCOVEDO (ex-SANTANA) AND THEIR MUSIC IS A BIT OF SANTANA AND CHICAGO WITH ORCHESTRA STYLE- BIG SOUNDS WITH HORNS, WOODWINDS, PERCUSSION, GUITAR AND GREAT VOCALS. THIS ALBUM WAS RECORDED IN 1973 UNDER THE CBS/SONY LABEL. MY FAVE SONG IS "MAZATLAN".

MEMBERS: BOB FERREIRA-TENOR SAX,FLUTE AND PICCOLO, PAT O'HARA-TROMBONE, TOM HARRELL-TRUMPET AND FLUEGEL HORN, MEL MARTIN-TENOR, BARITONE AND SOPRANO SAX, FLUTE,-WENDY HAAS, ERROL KNOWLES-VOCALS, PAUL JACKSON-BASS, BILL COURTIAL-GUITAR, GEORGE MURIBUS- FENDER RHODES PIANO, FLIP NUNEZ-ORGAN, GEORGE DiQUATTRO-PIANO, CLAVINET, VICTOR ESCOVEDO-TIMBALES, VICTOR PANTOJA-CONGA, JOHN BRINCK-DRUMS, PETE ESCOVEDO-PERCUSSION AND VOCALS.

SIDE ONE: 1. SOMEDAY WE'LL GET BY 2. MAZATLAN (video) 3. FIND LOVE TODAY 4. WHATCHA GONNA DO.

SIDE TWO: 1. NEW DAY IS ON THE RISE 2. MEXICANA MEXICANA 3. RED ONIONS 4. LOVE IS A STRANGER. 5. A NIGHT IN NAZCA.

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EstrategiaComercialWeb.com said...

From Bernie Lozano Salsa Vallarta
I was one of the lucky ones who got to see them live in concert in Mazatlan. This was before they came out with this song.

It was supposed to be a spring break concert, but the Mexican government at the time stopped the "hippies" from coming.

The band played at Mazatlan's Stadium. Rummor has it that they were snuck in as a baseball team and had to borrow instruments.

Instead of having a large group, there were only less than 200 of us.

It's one of the best memory I have of Mazatlan.