"Afro Blue" is a jazz standard composed by Mongo Santamaría, perhaps best known in its arrangement by John Coltrane.
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... was "Tanga" (1943) composed by Mario Bauza and recorded by Machito and his Afro-Cubans the same year, 1943 ... The broken chord sounds soon began to take shape into an Afro-Cuban jazzed up melody ... Afro-Cuban jazz was invented when Bauza composed "Tanga" (African word for marijuana) that evening of 1943 ...
... Some consider the piece to be the first Afro-Cuban jazz recording by American jazz musicians ... Kenton continued to work with Afro-Cuban rhythms and musicians for another decade ... Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaría first recorded his composition "Afro Blue" in 1959 ...
... Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria first recorded his composition "Afro Blue" in 1959 ... "Afro Blue" was the first jazz standard built upon a typical African three-against-two (32) cross-rhythm, or hemiola ... example shows the original ostinato "Afro Blue" bass line ...
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