“If there was one misconception about Tito Puente, it was that he was just a percussionist and entertainer who got lucky when Santana scored a commercial hit with his song ‘Oye Como Va’. The truth is, Tito was a very accomplished musician, someone who studied at Juilliard. He was a complete percussionist. He wrote most of the songs he recorded and was a fierce bandleader, greatly respected by all the musicians that worked and played with him. He always aimed for perfection. Simply stated, Tito was a musical genius”.