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

1085, JLP 1085 Bobby Montez - Jungle Fantastique! album art Bobby Montez Jungle Fantastique! (Album) Jubilee, Jubilee 1085, JLP 1085 US 1958 Sell This Version
GNP 38 Bobby Montez - Hollywood Themes In Cha Cha Cha album art Montez* Hollywood Themes In Cha Cha Cha(LP, Mono) GNP GNP 38 US 1959 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VE 170147 Bobby Montez - Hollywood Themes In Cha Cha Cha album art Bobby Montez Hollywood Themes In Cha Cha Cha(7", EP, Mono) Vogue Records VE 170147 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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