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Malo/Malo

Taking its tip from the heyday of Latin music in New York City, Malo remains a classic and still sounds fresh and undated. Guitarist Jorge Santana (yes, he’s Carlos’ brother) provides plenty of sparks, but the group is rounded out by Abel Zapato, who provides a mean two-guitar attack along with Santana, percussionist Richard Bean, whose song “Suavacito” was the group’s biggest hit, percussionist Coke Escovedo, and a full-fledged horn section that kept the group in touch with its Latin roots.

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