Recommendation request: Latin jazz

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Broadman, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    The other day, I noticed two things about my music collection:

    1. I like Latin jazz music a lto

    2. I barely own any

    I love Dizzy Gillespie (who doesn't?), including his Latin-flavored material: Cubana-Be, A Night In Tunisia, etc. I also have a 3 CD compilation of Tito Puente which I rather enjoy and two Arturo Sandoval CDs. I also have two Gonzalo Rubalcaba CDs, though he's more of a jazz musician who is Latin, not a Latin-jazz musician.

    I just picked up a CD by Cal Tjader. It's nice, but mellower than I had hoped for. I'm looking for some really hot, Afro-Cuban type Latin jazz with lots of horns, percussion, and excellent musicianship- in the spirit of Gillespie's Big Band playing A Night In Tunisia.

    Anybody got any recommendations?
     
  2. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

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    One name you need to know: Paquito D'Rivera.

    Wonderful, sminging, Cuban-flavored Latin jazz.

    Need I say more!

    Lee
     
  3. James RD

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    I would run out and rent the DVD "Calle 54" first of all. Then I would have some choices.

    IMO Charlie Haden's "Nocturne" is a real gem.
     
  4. Richard Travale

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    I'm not sure if I'm stating the obvious but, Tito Puente is a must have in this genre.
     

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