Afro-Cuban Jazz

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 1943 with the Cuban musicians Mario Bauza and Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez 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 jazz into the jazz mainstream. Bauza's initial composition within the genre was referred to as a descarga, while Gillespie's approach was originally called cubop. During its first decades, the Afro-Cuban jazz movement was stronger in the United States than in Cuba itself.

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Afro-Cuban Jazz - Important Albums
... Machito's Kenya Afro-Cuban Jazz was released in 1958, when Afro-Cuban jazz was no longer fresh and original, and was slipping into cliché and formula, but as there are not many classic Afro-Cuban jazz ... Other important albums Afro – Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban – Kenny Dorham Cuban Fire! – Stan Kenton Motherland – Danilo Perez On Fire – Michel Camilo La Verdad – Eddie Palmieri Mi ...
Latin Jazz - Afro-Cuban Jazz - Jazz In-clave
... The first jazz piece to be overtly based in-clave, and therefore, the first true Latin jazz piece, was "Tanga" (1943) composed by Mario Bauza and recorded by Machito and his Afro-Cubans the same year ... The tune was initially a descarga (Cuban jam) with jazz solos superimposed, spontaneously composed by Bauzá ... played in a strictly repetitive fashion or as a varied motif akin to jazz comping ...
1960s and 1970s - Latin Jazz - Afro-Cuban Jazz
... Afro-Cuban jazz often uses Afro-Cuban instruments such as congas, timbales, güiro, and claves, combined with piano, double bass, etc ... Afro-Cuban jazz began with Machito's Afro-Cubans in the early 1940s, but took off and entered the mainstream in the late 1940s when bebop musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Taylor ...

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