Tito Puente’s big-band Latin music in the 50s was always jazz-inflected, and big-band jazz in general in the 50s was getting influenced by Latin rhythms.

Someone got the idea to splice the two traditions together — not mix but splice, with Tito’s band sharing a recording studio with  Buddy Morrow’s jazz band, performing arrangements in which the two bands alternated with each other, within the numbers, on a series of standards.

The result, Revolving Bandstand, is, improbably, magical — primarily because the arrangers stuck to music that was danceable.  The dance rhythms unite it all into a complex and exhilarating whole.