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Pyramid Of The Moon - Expanded Edition [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Azteca Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 Jan 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bbr
  • ASIN: B00ADQ7J9Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,285 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Someday We ll Get By
2. Mazatlan
3. Find Love Today
4. Watcha Gonna Do
5. New Day Is On The Rise
6. Mexicana, Mexicana
7. Red Onions
8. Love Is A Stranger
9. A Night In Nazca
10. Watcha Gonna Do (Single Version Bonus Track)

Product Description

AZTECA, formed in 1972 in Oakland, was the vision of brothers Coke and Pete Escovedo following their successful time playing along side Latin-funk trailblazers, Santana. They are widely regarded to be the first large-scale group that combined multiple musical elements centred around and built as a Latin orchestra. Born in the legendary Bay Area of San Francisco, Pete and Coke Escovedo grew up immersed in the Latin music so prevalent on the East coast of the US. Influences of Mambo and Salsa bred their love of percussion and they organised mambo sessions to hone their vocal and percussive skills surrounded by local musicians who played in the Caribbean style that captivated their musical passion. Sometimes numbering up to 25 members on stage, AZTECA fused an array of musical styles and instruments ranging from horns, woodwinds, guitars, drums and multiple keyboards, percussionists and vocalists. AZTECA featured a wealth of successful musicians including bassist Paul Jackson, known for his work on numerous Herbie Hancock albums, drummer Lenny White who played alongside some of the best Jazz artists of the time including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Clarke. The line up also included Grammy Award Nominee, Tom Harrell. AZTECA would also serve as a platform for Sheila E, daughter of Pete Escovedo, to develop her skills as a percussionist. BBR is very proud to bring you PYRAMID OF THE MOON, originally released on Columbia Records in 1973, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content. PYRAMID OF THE MOON is a must have for all Jazz, Latin, Funk & Rock fans out there!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Latin rock classic 2 Mar 2013
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Due to the success of Santana, many Latin rockbands got the opportunity to make albums in the (early) seventies. Well-known bands are Malo and El Chicano.
Azteca made only two albums originally (there is also a recent live reunion album), this one being the second. Both albums are excellent, but I prefer this one.
Bandleader was Pete Escovedo, father of Sheila E, a very fine singer and percussionist. Also his brother "Coke" was in the band,
All songs on the album are good, but I have two favorites, namely "Find love today", beautifully sung by Wendy Haas and Errol Knowles, and "Whatcha gonna do", with a wonderful guitarsolo by Neal Schon, who also was a member of Santana, but of course is best known from Journey.
Well, I would say this is an album that should appeal to everybode who loves Latin (rock) music. But probably they already know.
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2.0 out of 5 stars below Average 10 Jun 2013
By Dav e
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An even bigger disappointment than their debut album.
I really can't see why they were so big at the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Azteca's Second-Better than the first 23 Aug 2013
By Angelo Re - Published on
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I always liked this album better than their first album; the songs seemed more structured, the lyrics had a positive vibe, and the overall sound was better, IMHO. That being said, both of Azteca's albums are masterful examples of the Latin-fused music of the 1970's. Unfortunately, Azteca never had a 'hit' single, and keeping 15 or more bandmembers, plus a crew, on the road was very expensive. I believe that had Azteca had that 'hit' song, they could have created even more music for all to enjoy. It is still great to have this music released to a new generation.
This CD contains one bonus track, the single mix of 'Watcha Gonna Do', and superb liner notes about the album. Definitely a must-have for music lovers who lean on the Latin side! Imagine a musical gumbo with some Latin, some Soul, some Rock, some Jazz, some Pop, with a killer horn section, and you know you should purchase this CD!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sounding Recording of Azteca's 2nd Album! 8 Jan 2013
By Victor Nolasco - Published on
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Too bad that it took 40 years to see Azteca's 2nd album on CD.
This is the Japan's remastered pressing and it sounds great.
If you love Latin/Rock with a hint of jazz this is the CD to buy.
Led by Coke Escovedo on timbales with Pete Escovedo on vocals & percussion, the band
is super tight. Also Neal Schon plays lead guitar on the song "Whatcha Gonna Do".
In the early 70's the San Francisco Bay Area was a hot bed of latin rock music.
This Azteca band was one of the groups that took it to a new level...
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best 20 Feb 2013
By mike page - Published on
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ive been waiting for months for this album to come out on was well worth the wait..i loved it
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music from a Great Band 27 Jun 2014
By Jess A. - Published on
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Great music from great musicians up in San Francisco headed up by Coke Escovedo... the writing blends elements of Latin Jazz, Funk, and Jazz ... Wendy Haas and Erroll Knowles n' Pete Escovedo turn in great funky vocals ... Recommend this CD ... so glad this album was finally released ... great tunes!
5.0 out of 5 stars report on azteca '' pyramid of the moon '' cd 9 May 2014
By gregory browne - Published on
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i used to own the record version of this album many moons ago lol . always loved that latin rock sound. i wont be letting this cd copy out of my sight , thank you ....... greg
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