Afro Blue

"Afro Blue" is a jazz standard composed by Mongo SantamarĂ­a, perhaps best known in its arrangement by John Coltrane.

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Latin Jazz - Afro-Cuban Jazz - Jazz In-clave
... 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 ...
Afro-Cuban Jazz - History - Other Notables
... 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 SantamarĂ­a first recorded his composition "Afro Blue" in 1959 ...
1940s and 1950s - Afro-Cuban Jazz (cu-bop) - African Cross-rhythm
... 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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