Sunday, May 11

Afro-Cuban jazz

Machito/Chico O'Farrill/Dizzy Gillespie - Afro-Cuban Jazz
Wikipedia - "Afro-Cuban jazz is the earliest form of Latin jazz. It mixes Afro-Cuban clave-based rhythms with jazz harmonies and techniques of improvisation. Afro-Cuban jazz first emerged in the early 1940s with the Cuban musicians Mario Bauza and Frank Grillo 'Machito' in the band Machito and his Afro-Cubans, based in New York City. In 1947 the collaborations of bebop innovator Dizzy Gillespie with Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo brought Afro-Cuban rhythms and instruments, most notably the tumbadora and the bongo, into the East Coast jazz scene. Early combinations of jazz with Cuban music, such as Dizzy's and Pozo's "Manteca" and Charlie Parker's and Machito's 'Mangó Mangüé', were commonly referred to as 'Cubop', short for Cuban bebop."
allmusic: Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite 1950
Afro-Cuban Jazz
YouTube: Machito & Charlie Parker - The Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite, Mario Bauza & His Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - El Manicero, Chico O'Farrill & Afro Cuban Jazz Big Band - Trumopet Fantasy, Machito & His Afro-Cuban Orchestra - Gone City

2011 June: Mario Bauzá, 2011: Machito.

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