Bobby Montez

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West coast vibist Bobby Montez has been credited with creating some of the most swinging Latin Jazz sounds in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Bobby’s sound mixed together Latin rhythms in a way very similar to what the late great Cal Tjader was doing at the time.

Bobby Montez & his Quintet created a cool and hip sound and had many followers. Their performances in and around Los Angeles were many times sold-out and included stops at L.A.’s most prestigious Jazz clubs.

Bobby surrounded himself with top-talent from the Los Angeles area; Mike Gutierrez on Timbales; Luis Miranda on Congas; pianist Carlos Avelar, who also sat in on vibes when Bobby switched to the bass or piano; and Jimmy Baiz on bass. In later years, the Bobby Montez unit featured the sound of Ruben Provencio on Bass.
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Albums

Bobby Montez - Jungle Fantastique! album art Bobby Montez Jungle Fantastique! (Album) Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee US 1958 Sell This Version
GNP 46 Bobby Montez - My Fair Lady Latin album art Bobby Montez My Fair Lady Latin(LP, Album, Mono, Lam) GNP GNP 46 US 1960 Sell This Version
Bobby Montez - Pachanga Y Cha Cha Cha album art Bobby Montez His Chorus & Orchestra* Pachanga Y Cha Cha Cha (Album) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Bobby Montez - Viva! Montez album art Bobby Montez Viva! Montez (Album) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records Australia 1961 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GNP 2002 Bobby Montez My Fair Lady-Latin(7", EP) GNP GNP 2002 Unknown Sell This Version
2001 Bobby Montez - Hollywood Cha Cha Cha Vol. 1 album art Bobby Montez Hollywood Cha Cha Cha Vol. 1(7", EP) GNP 2001 US Unknown Sell This Version
WPEP 5 501, 5501 Bobby Montez - Tremendo Cha-Cha album art Bobby Montez Tremendo Cha-Cha(7", EP) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records WPEP 5 501, 5501 France Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

411, WP-411, CD-M-0069 Bobby Montez - Pachanga Y Cha Cha Cha album art Bobby Montez His Chorus & Orchestra* Pachanga Y Cha Cha Cha(CD) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records, Melodias 411, WP-411, CD-M-0069 Colombia 2009 Sell This Version
1803, 3090, CM-M-0068 Bobby Montez - Viva! Montez album art Bobby Montez Viva! Montez(CD) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records, Melodias 1803, 3090, CM-M-0068 Colombia 2009 Sell This Version

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