INTERVIEW

The Mambo

Featuring: Arturo Sandoval
Time: 0:51 minutes
Excerpt:"It was a big band involved, which it wasn’t in the cha cha cha or rumba or guaguancó or any of those, son, that don’t have any kind of, no trumpets, no saxophone, no trombone."
full transcript

 

Mambo, that was Perez Prado, one of the guy who invented it. Mambo have a big cow bell [makes noise], that was the thing [does more imitation] and then it was a big band involved, which it wasn’t in the cha cha cha or rumba or guaguancó or any of those, son, that don’t have any kind of, no trumpets, no saxophone, no trombone. Perez Prado have a big band to start with that band and the saxophone [imitates] was very fast rhythm, you know. And the trumpet [imitates].