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- 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.. During its first decades, the Afro-Cuban jazz movement was stronger in the United States than in Cuba itself. In the early 1970s, the Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna and later Irakere brought Afro-Cuban jazz into the Cuban music scene, influencing new styles such as songo.
- "Afro-Cuban Jazz" is a musical album of Chucho Valdés & Bebo Valdés.
- "Afro-cuban Jazz" a.k.a. "Afro Cuban Jazz" is a musical album of Snowboy & The Latin Section.
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- "Afro-Cuban Jazz" is a musical album of Mario Bauzá.
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The Music Sound (2014)
by Nicolae Sfetcu
Back | Home | Up | Next Afro-Cuban jazz is a variety of Latin jazz,which was started by Dr. Obdulio Morales in the 1930's, (Cuba). Other well-known variant of Latin jazz is Brazilian jazz. Afro-Cuban jazz was played in the U. S. directly after the ...
by Cordelia Candelaria
Afro-Cuban jazz pioneer Frank Grillo, better known as "Machito," made a lasting impact on the growth of Latin music in the United States and Latin America. Born on February 16, 1912, in Tampa, Florida, Machito was raised in Cuba and grew ...
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