Tag Archives: Latin jazz

Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz

Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz
The trumpeter Arturo Sandoval painted the portrait.
In the first times of the jazz an early incorporation of Latin elements happened already to the musician hot. In fact, the habanera rhythms, calinda, contredanse or fandango were usual in the music of Piece of news Orleans. The presence of Latin elements was supported in the jazz of the s and s, although without the necessary intensity to gestate a real merger. Nevertheless, to half of the year, the Cuban influence on the bop generated a style of merger which better exponent there were the Machito big band, and the works of Dizzy Gillespie, which were integrating elements typical of the bebop with Afro-Cuban rhythms. All the styles that arose after the age of the swing, the Latin jazz has been one of those that he has enjoyed major popularity, and Sanchez or Mario Bauza. have not changed its basic schemes too much along its history, across the work – for quoting only three of the most important – of the bands of Tito Puente, Poncho.

Continue reading Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz