Azteca

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Azteca was a Latin jazz-rock-fusion group formed in 1972, started by Coke Escovedo and his brother Pete Escovedo, who had played on Santana III (1971). Azteca was the first large-scale attempt to combine multiple musical elements in the context of a Latin orchestra setting, and featured horns, woodwinds, multiple keyboards, three vocalists, guitars, drums, and multiple Latin percussionists.

Onstage, the band consisted of between 15-25 members, and toured with acts including Stevie Wonder. Other notable Azteca members included drummer Lenny White, bassist Paul Jackson (2), vocalist Wendy Haas, trumpeter Tom Harrell, guitarist Neal Schon, vocalist Errol Knowles and percussionist Victor Pantoja. The group was also a musical starting point for Latin percussionist Sheila E. (the daughter of Pete Escovedo), who appeared with the band as a teenager. They released only two albums between 1972-1973.
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Albums

119268 Azteca - Azteca album art Azteca Azteca (Album) Columbia 119268 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
KC 32451/AL 32451 Azteca - Pyramid Of The Moon album art Azteca Pyramid Of The Moon (Album) Columbia KC 32451/AL 32451 Malaysia 1973 Sell This Version
INAK 9090 CD Azteca - From The Ruins album art Azteca From The Ruins(CD, Album) in-akustik INAK 9090 CD Germany 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4-45808 Azteca - Ain't Got No Special Woman / Can't Take The Funk Out Of Me album art Azteca Ain't Got No Special Woman / Can't Take The Funk Out Of Me (Single) Columbia 4-45808 US 1972 Sell This Version
4-45762 Azteca - Mamita Linda / Peace Everybody album art Azteca Mamita Linda / Peace Everybody (Single) CBS 4-45762 US 1972 Sell This Version
4-45962 Azteca - Whatcha Gonna Do album art Azteca Whatcha Gonna Do (Single) Columbia 4-45962 US 1973 Sell This Version
42929 Azteca - Red Onions / Love Is Stranger  album art Azteca Red Onions / Love Is Stranger (7", Single) CBS 42929 Colombia 1973 Sell This Version
10894 Azteca - Mamita Linda / Ah Ah  album art Azteca Mamita Linda / Ah Ah (7", Single, Jukebox) CBS 10894 Costa Rica 1973 Sell This Version
7-31776 Azteca - Azteca album art Azteca Azteca(7", Jukebox) Columbia 7-31776 US 1973 Sell This Version

Videos

INAK 6181 DVD Azteca - La Piedra Del Sol album art Azteca La Piedra Del Sol(DVD-V, Copy Prot.) in-akustik INAK 6181 DVD Germany 2008 Sell This Version