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  Latin jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Latin jazz is the general term given to music that combines rhythms from African and Latin American countries with jazz harmonies from the United States.
Latin Jazz originated in the late 1940s when Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Kenton began to combine the rhythm section and structure of Afro-Cuban music, exemplified by Machito and his Afro-Cubans, with jazz instruments and solo improvisational ideas.
Latin Jazz rarely employs a beat played in four, but uses a form of the clave.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin_jazz   (473 words)

 Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz has roots in the combination of Western and African music traditions, including spirituals, blues and ragtime, stemming ultimately from West Africa, western Sahel, and New England's religious hymns and hillbilly music, as well as in European military band music.
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former enslaved Africans in the U.S. South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions, that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz   (5940 words)

 Harvie S - Composer - Educator - Bassist
Sometimes, the Latin connection is boldly stated, as on the title tune, "Facil" and "Good News." More often than not, however, Harvie’s approach is subtle and sophisticated, as on "Before" and "From Now On," on which his the leader’s arco bass states the elegant melody.
The supporting cast is sensational, from pianist Kelly, whose Latin and jazz chops are equally impressive, to percussionist Thoms, whose fiery rhythmic outbursts spark the group’s most energetic forays.
It is Latin jazz fresh and crisp as spring tomatoes and cilantro.
www.harvies.com   (1343 words)

 Latin Jazz Downloads - Download Latin Jazz Music - Download Latin Jazz MP3s
Latin Jazz and its cousins Afro-Cuban jazz, Brazilian Jazz and New York Salsa are the most familiar and popular jazz styles that borrow heavily from various world music.
His sophisticated writing for Latin big bands of the early '50s was often bold, brassy, and tense, yet he could also achieve a delicate, almost classical ambience in such pieces as "Angels' Flight" and work capably in larger forms (the groundbreaking "Afro-Cuban Jazz Suites").
Eddie Palmieri is one of the foremost Latin jazz pianists of the last half of the 20th century, blessed with a technique that fuses such ubiquitous jazz influences as the styles of Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and McCoy Tyner into a Latin context.
www.mp3.com /latin-jazz/genre/532/subgenre.html   (3528 words)

 Ashanti - Latin and Jazz Band - Pella, Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ashanti - Latin and Jazz Band - Pella, Iowa
One of the Midwest's hottest Latin jazz groups, Ashanti is a professional and polished 6-piece combo with a distinctively wide-ranging repertoire.
Their Latin jazz combo, dubbed Ashanti to recognize the African roots of the music they loved to play, performed regularly at a variety of Boston-area clubs and concert venues, and even appeared on the local CBS and NBC affiliates.
www.ashanti-online.com   (205 words)

 Latin Beat Magazine: Valiente Latin jazz
Latin music was mostly heard when the family came over on Christmas holidays.
Socarrás was a prominent jazz musician in the 1930s and a pioneer of Latin music in New York who taught music as well.
During these musical changes and going from chamber music to jazz ensemble, Valiente experienced both the trials and tribulations of being a professional musician plus the highs and lows of her personal life.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FXV/is_3_14/ai_n6110092   (1525 words)

 Latin Downloads - Download Latin Music - Download Latin MP3s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Latin music is a catch-all term for a number of diverse styles from different regions and countries in Latin America.
Latin America is also known for such dance music as salsas and sambas, which have layers of percussion, blaring horns and an infectious sense of style.
With the exception of tejano and mariachi, which is folk and pop based, most Latin music is defined by its strong rhythms.
www.mp3.com /latin/genre/22/summary.html   (532 words)

 Amazon.com: Latin Jazz : The First of Fusion, 1880's to Today: Books: John Storm Roberts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In this comprehensive examination of Latin jazz, John Storm Roberts, British-born, U.S.-based music journalist and author of Black Music of Two Worlds and The Latin Tinge, details the diversity and history of this often overlooked genre.
The Latin jazz story is a colorful chapter of the immigrant saga, with Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Haitians, Dominicans, and Brazilians all figuring distinctively and powerfully in it, usually surprisingly early--notice "1880s to Today" in the subtitle.
Latin Jazz: The First of the Fusions gives far too much emphasis to the impact of two waves of Brazilian influence in the early 60's and mid-70's.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0825671922?v=glance   (2188 words)

 All Artists on Download.com Music - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Until now, the only link between Latin jazz and "thievery" was all the artists ripping off its tight rhythms and tasty licks.
Latin jazz tends to be fast paced, swinging, and largely orthodox in approach.
Avant-garde jazz tends to be atonal, heady, and inaccessible.
music.download.com /3605-9056_32-0.html   (801 words)

 Tony Marino's Latin Jazz Sounds
This magnetic band performs both original compositions and jazz standards using various Latin styles of music: samba, bossa nova, frevo, tango, montuno, bolero, be bop, swing and calypso.
The varied Brazilian and Latin material that inspired it is respectfully treated, with energy levels revealing both commitment towards and understanding of their respective sensual and lively natures.
Also available is "Tony Marino's Latin Jazz Sounds" songbook which includes the sheet music of the orginal compositions (from Samba De Say Party, Note For Note, & The Latin Jazz Project) for C, Bb, and Eb instruments.
www.latinjazzsounds.com   (389 words)

 Latin Beat Magazine: Michel Camilo and the Latin jazz trio
One of the earliest piano jazz trios was the JellyRoll Morton Trio organized in New York City in 1928.
The piano jazz trio came into Latin music in the 1940s with the conception of Latin jazz.
The traditional Latin jazz trio generally falls in the category of non-interactive.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FXV/is_3_14/ai_n6110088   (1505 words)

 Jazz music, Latin Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
However, there were of course hints of African polyrhythms in ragtime and early New Orleans jazz, not to mention occasional borrowings from South American rhythms such as the habanera.
So it was only to be expected that, by the 1930s jazzman including Duke Ellington were becoming interested in new Latin imports like the rumba and that bands from those countries who settled in the USA began incorporating jazz-induced improvisation.
Africa and Latin America are vast areas, and both still distinct regional styles in the way that North America used to before it became so homogenized.
www.smallsjazz.com /latin_jazz/index.shtml   (361 words)

 Latin Jazz Magazine
Latin Jazz rhythms and have been touched just like I have.
Born in Manhattan on November 22, 1953 of proud Puerto Rican parents, Chembo was raised in the humble streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, July 2003, in conjunction with Concord Records 30th anniversary, Poncho Sanchez leads his band here with strength and a whole lotta soul.
www.latinjazzmagazine.com   (458 words)

 "A Brief History of Latin Jazz" by Luis Moreno
This article was written by Luis Moreno, a teacher in McAllen and genuine aficionado of Latin Jazz, at the request of the BSPA for the First Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival in 1997.
Whereas JAZZ in the United States arose from fl blues and spiritual traditions, in Cuba fl musical traditions were preserved in the development of the syncretic religion known as santeria.
Just as JAZZ was created by fls who were generations removed from slavery, in New York something qualitatively new was created by musicians generationally as well as culturally removed from the land of Jose Martí.
www.brosociety.org /docs/history_of_latin_jazz.htm   (1490 words)

 Eddie Palmieri: Latin Jazz Standard-bearer
Latin jazz is when it�s danceable � the way I perform.
Their feeling is more jazz and they have certainly excelled and put their names in the annals of jazz.
You�re the Latin Monk.� That was a name that Willie Bobo had superimposed on me when he was with the Tito Puente Orchestra.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=574   (4101 words)

 Latin Jazz
The Rizo Ayala Jazz Band soon became one of the most popular and sought after bands in Cuba's Oriente Province, and thus Marco Rizo gained a distinguished place in the early history of Latin Jazz.
During this period, he made dozens of Latin Jazz arrangements of music of Cuba, the Caribbean, South America, as well as the classical music Chopin, Bach, and a host of other European and American composers.
Among his numerous recordings we find exemplifying his jazz style are: "Carnival Miami," with Rene Luis Toledo and Israel Lopez Cachao; "Brazilian-Jazz" with Jerome Richardson; "Piano and Latin Rhythms"; "Brazilian-Jazz Bossa-Nova"; and "A Tribute to Lucy".
www.marcorizo.com /pages/Latin_Jazz.htm   (577 words)

 Smithsonian Jazz - Jazz Appreciation Month, JAM, Support Smithsonian Jazz, Jazz Multimedia Database
Late 1940s–50s – While U.S. jazz musicians experiment with Afro-Cuban rhythms, a group of Cuban musicians in Havana mix jazz harmonies and the blues with Cuban song traditions, producing a new vocal style that becomes known as the “filin” or “feeling” movement.
1999–2002 – Latin jazz artists such as David Sánchez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Charlie Haden turn to the Latin American bolero as a source of inspiration for their recordings.
Latin Jazz: La combinacion perfecta has been organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and America's Jazz Heritage, a Partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution.
www.smithsonianjazz.org /latinjazz/latinjazz_education_tl.asp   (7598 words)

 Latin Jazz Band directory Worldwide
One of few women instrumentalists performing in the Latin Jazz genre, and may very well be the only female saxophonist/composer of authentic Latin Jazz.
If Steinbeck were a jazz musician, he might have written "Sal Si Puedes." On his newly released CD, Ruben Salcido tells the musical story of a young field worker who awakes from a dream, sensing something special is about to happen.
The band is a group of executives that have different professional activites and A banda é formada por profissionais que tem atividades heterogêneas e vivenciam a transformação em suas empresas que dão foco aos seus clientes interno e externo e que se preparam para o terceiro milênio.
latinjazzclub.com /LatinJazzBands.html   (446 words)

CANADA - B.C. Grupo Jazz Tumbao is a septet dedicated to the performance of original Latin Jazz, Bebop latin-style, and classic compositions from the masters of Cuban and Nuyorican Jazz.
Its members are all accomplished musicians on the Jazz and Latin music scenes in Vancouver, Canada, and have travelled and studied extensively to perfect their craft.
True to their Jazz roots, their music is a blend of improvisation and clave, as approached by such artists such as David Sanchez and Jerry Gonzalez, et al.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/tumbao   (581 words)

 Grupo Jazz Tumbao - Latin Jazz, Bebop Latin-Style, and classic Descargas...
Brian is a favorite on the jazz, latin and RandB scenes because of his technique, enthusiasm, composing and arranging skills.
Lou is well known in Canada as one of the few jazz pianists who is equally immersed in the latin tradition, and as such he is much in demand.
As an active freelance musician on the Vancouver Jazz and Latin scene for more than a decade, Chris has performed with the city's top dance and Latin-jazz groups including: La Clave, Orquesta Vallarta, Tropicana, Rumba Calzada, and Xarabanda.
www.jazztumbao.com /members.htm   (512 words)

 Jazz 100 - Latin Jazz
Machito would move on to make many fine records with famous jazz names of the time, but in terms of pure Latin jazz this one is the genuine article.
For most, Latin jazz had lost its appeal by the early-60s.
The combination of West Coast cool and samba rhythms would prove a winner and Latin jazz was back in business.
home.austarnet.com.au /petersykes/jazz100/latin.html   (468 words)

 Latin Jazz - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
In 1940s America, the exotic rhythms of Latin orchestras (such as those led by Xavier Cugat) became enlivened with the improvisational fervor of the emerging be-bop movement.
Many Latin jazz bandleaders such as Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez play percussion instruments ranging from timbales and maracas to conga drums.
Interest in Latin jazz was revived in the late '90s when American guitarist Ry Cooder and German filmmaker Wim Wenders collaborated on "the Buena Vista Social Club" a documentary about forgotten Cuban legends like Compay Segundo and Ibrahim Ferrer who were still alive, yet living in obscurity.
music.download.com /2001-9056_32-0.html   (181 words)

 Amazon.com: Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Released in conjunction with the book and the traveling exhibition of the same name, La Combinación Perfecta is a superb collection of classic Latin jazz performed by some of its most important innovators.
From established Latin legends Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaría to renowned jazz icons Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, this release is a riveting journey through one of the most important American genres to emerge out of the 20th century.
For people who would like to get into Latin Jazz, but aren't quite sure where to start, this is a pretty good way to go.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00006JTDS?v=glance   (765 words)

 Artist Roster: JaLC's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra w/ Arturo O'Farrill
Led by pianist Arturo O'Farrill, the acclaimed Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra is comprised of 18 prominent soloists from the Latin Jazz scene.
This band is firmly connected with the essence of Latin jazz.
Latin Jazz 101 and more: The ALJO has educational components available to coincide with concert bookings.
www.tedkurland.com /pbuild/artist.cfm?code=ALJ&whichroster=artist   (320 words)

 HYP RECORDS/Vinyl Safari: Latin Jazz
The greats of jazz were the most successful at both incorporating Afro-Cuban rhythms and creating new sounds reflecting the spirit of various Latin American countries.
Latin jazz in the slick age of early stereo tried to outgrow the horn-solos-with-bongos baggage, and odd suites or short "mambo jazz" pieces occassionally succeeded.
Cubans went jazz (returning the tribute) while most of the "mod" acts of the second half of the 1960s either revived the Pozo-era classics or adapted contemporary jazz and Latin tunes.
www.hipwax.com /music/lat_jazz.html   (2185 words)

 Latin Jazz Network - Artists, Music, Articles, Events, Interviews, Reviews
Regardless of your opinion about the receptivity of Latin Jazz in Europe, a recent wave of excellent releases indicates that something is happening.
Latin Jazz has become a central force moving jazz in a world direction.
It was first Afro-Cuban (in the 1940's) then in the 1960's it took a Brazilian turn with Bossa Nova but by the 80's it began to open itself...
www.latinjazznet.com /articles.htm   (272 words)

 Latin Jazz from Latin Rhythm Traders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
While our selections are not inclusive of all that has been recorded, we have tried to pick out the titles that every serious aficionado should have in their collection.
This Latin Jazz CD has been a mainstay in our CD player all year.
Perhaps more of a Latin Jazz disc, these tracks feature some of the best musicians in the business, and take rumba as the starting point and run with it.
www.rhythmtraders.com /lrt/html/ljazz.html   (1187 words)

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