Latin Percussion (LP) launches the limited-edition Tito Puente Signature Timbale and Cowbell sets to mark the centennial of the birth of ‘El Rey del Timbal’.
Famed composer, band leader and percussionist, Tito Puente, had a career that spanned more than five decades. In his lifetime, he played with many leading jazz performers including George Shearing, Dizzy Gillespie, and Woody Herman. Tito was a revered ambassador for Latin jazz and the Latin Percussion brand, playing a huge role in elevating both to the global mainstream with hit songs such as ‘Oye Como Va’. In recognition of his pioneering musical styles, he received seven GRAMMY® Awards and was nominated fourteen times. In addition, Tito was given their Lifetime Achievement Award following his death, along with being inducted into the GRAMMYS® Hall of Fame.
The limited-edition Tito Puente Centennial Timbale Set (LP257-100), based on LP’s Tito Puente Steel Timbales, have a retro feel with rolled out bottoms and a special Green Badge reminiscent of LP’s original timbales. Each set is laser engraved with Tito’s signature and numbered. LP will be producing a limited run of 200 units making them a true collector’s item. The set includes a 14” and 15” x 6-½” stainless steel shells, a heavy-duty stand, cowbell bracket, timbale sticks, and tuning wrench.
Also available is the matching limited-edition Tito Puente Signature Cowbell set. The set contains the two preferred cowbell models played by the maestro throughout his career. The 7-½” Prestige (LP322) has strong middle overtones and was Tito’s signature bell and sound. The bright pitch of the 5” chrome-plated Deluxe Black Beauty (LP204B), with Tito’s signature stamped on the face, is the perfect compliment. Both bells are made in the USA and feature LP’s patented self-aligning eye bolt which accommodates 3/8” to ½” mounting rods.
“As the leader of Latin Percussion instruments around the world, we are honored to be a part LP’s Centennial Celebration of Tito Puente, and are looking forward to the release of the Tito Puente Centennial Timbale Set and the Tito Puente Signature Cowbell Set. We hope Percussion and Timbale players from across the globe will be inspired and want to get these limited-edition instruments from our friends at Latin Percussion.” – Tito Puente Jr. commented on behalf of the Puente family.
To find out more about the limited-edition Tito Puente Signature Timbale and Cowbell sets, plus all the other Latin Percussion products, please go to lpmusic.com/ #wearerhythm