Latin Jazz - Comparing Latin Jazz With Straight-ahead Jazz

Comparing Latin Jazz With Straight-ahead Jazz

In comparison with straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz employs straight rhythm (or "even-eighths"), rather than swung rhythm. Early Latin jazz rarely employed a backbeat, but contemporary forms fuse the backbeat with the clave. The conga, timbale, g├╝iro, bongos, and claves are percussion instruments often used in place of the drum kit.

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