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Sound Ideas #34 (Latin Jazz)

Sound Ideas #34 (Latin Jazz)

Playing tracks by

Poncho Sanchez, Ricky Ford, George Benson, Azymuth, Horace Silver Quintet and more.

Welcome to an hour of Latin Jazz; music infused with the rhythm of Latin America & Afro-Cuban influences. The rhythm may be straight eighths but the music is still swingin'.

Jazz is a musical melting pot, reflective of the melting pot of the nation from which it came, but now embraces a world-wide melting pot of musical ideas. Latin Jazz may have substituted rhythm from the Latin Americas and Carribean for the West African originated poly-rhythms of swing, but the melodic, harmonic, and improvisational realities of this music handily qualifies it membership of the quilt work of music that we know as jazz.. Just consider the nationalities of the players in just this one hour: American, Canadian, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian, Japanese, to name a few. No wonder jazz is recognized around the world. Although it started as American music, its family now is worldwide and world renown. ¡Viva Jazz!

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