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Mitch Glickman, Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars and Mongorama.
This show was 42nd in the global interview chart.
In this episode of Latin Sounds: Meet the Musicians, Mitch Glickman speaks with KJAZZ 88.1 radio personality Jose Rizo (host of 'Jazz on the Latin Side') who formed the group Mongorama,
Mongorama is a Latin-jazz ensemble that explores the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 1950's and early 1960's. Conga legend Mongo Santamaria, saxophonist Chombo Silva and flautist Rolando Lozano performed an exciting Latin jazz sound driven by Cuban charanga rhythms and straight-ahead jazz. The Grammy-nominated ensemble celebrates this music preserving the classic charanga-jazz element, yet refreshing it with a modern perspective.
Jose talks about hosting on KJAZZ for 30 years, becoming a bandleader for Mongorama, and a new project the group has been working on.