Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente
Author Joe Conzo was Tito Puente's confidant and chronicler for nearly 40 years. He tells the story of Tito's intensity for perfection and describes Tito's musical brilliance in a manner that is as exciting a rapid-fire explosion on the timbales as it is deeply personal.
Mambo Diablo is like no book before it, a must-read for all music fans and for anyone who loves New York. Famed author and journalist Pete Hamill sets the stage for the journey, with a loving preface.
Tito Puente is included in MIM’s Artist Gallery; the exhibit features his cherished last set of timbales, his first Grammy Award and footage from throughout his career. In MIM’s Latin Jazz exhibit Puente’s Deagan “Aurora 1000” vibraphone is displayed.
512 pages; 6.5 x 9.25 inches; hardcover