Formed in NY, USA in 1972 by Louis Bouzo (b. 29 June 1948, San Juan, Puerto Rico; bongos) and timbales participant Johnny Almendra (both previously with Johnny Colón’s music group). Tambo performed an assortment of straight-ahead salsa, Latin jazz and some ballads, having a repertoire of Latin classics connected with artists such as for example Tito Puente and Tito Rodríguez (the theory behind the music group was to pay out tribute towards the music which got the greatest impact on Bouzo and Almendra). The music group became a favorite appeal on New York’s Latin golf club picture and in 1975 released Al Santiago Presents Tambo for the Montuno label (re-released 23 years later on by RykoLatino). Made by Al Santiago, the recording features the type of materials Tambo had been playing live at that time, including a protracted Dizzy Gillespie tribute. In 1977 Bauzo still left the band to utilize Tito Puente. Tambo continuing for another 2 yrs with several line-ups before metamorphosing into another music group called Bembe.