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Jazz with a Latin Impulse

Jelly Roll Morton famously declared jazz needed a "Spanish tinge" to enhance its blues and swing, and the Latin impulse has assumed all kinds of infectious forms. Geoffrey Smith picks some scintillating examples from Jelly and Dizzy Gillespie to Stan Getz and Richard Galliano.

1 hour

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Sun 4 Sep 2016 00:00

Music Played

  • Dizzy Gillespie


    Composer: Gillespie, Fuller, Pozo Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, t, v; Benny Bailey, Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Lammar Wright, Jr, t; Ted Kelly, Bill Shepherd, tb; John Brown, Howard Johnson, as; “Big Nick” Nicholas, Joe Gayles, ts; Cecil Payne, bs; Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Al McKibbon, b; Kenny Clarke, d; Chano Pozo, conga, v; Gil Fuller, arr. d. December 1947

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie.
    • Verve.
    • 549 086-2. Tr. 10 (3.05).
  • Jelly Roll Morton

    The Crave

    Composer: Morton Performers: Jelly Roll Morton, p. December 1939

    • New Orleans Memories.
    • Commodore.
    • FL 30 000 Tr. 3 (3.05).
  • Woody Herman


    Composer: Ralph Burns Performers: Sonny Berman, Neal Hefti, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Irv Lewis, tp; Ralph Pfeffner, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, tb; Woody Herman, Sam Marowitz, John La Porta, cl, as; Flip Philips, Pete Mondello, ts; Skippy De Sair, bs; Tony Aless, p; Billy Bauer, g; Chubby Jackson, b; Dave Tough, d. August 1945

    • The Woody Herman Story.
    • Proper.
    • P 1158. CD2, Tr. 21 (3.22).
  • Duke Ellington

    The Flaming Sword

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Soloists: Cootie Williams, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol tb; Sonny Greer, d. October 1940

    • Duke Ellington: The Blanton Webster Band.
    • RCA.
    • 74321 13181 2. D2, Tr. 3 (3.06).
  • Machito & his Afro Cubans

    Cubop City

    Composer: Bauza Performers: Machito, maracas, v; Mario Bauza, Paquito Davila, Bobby Woodlen, Howard McGhee t; Eugene Johnson, Freddy Skerritt, as; Jose Madera, Brew Moore ts; Leslie Johnakins, bs; Rene Hernandez, p; Roberto Rodriguez, b; Ralph Miranda, cga; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Jose Mangual, bgo. April 1949

    • Ritmo Caliente.
    • Proper.
    • Properbox 48, D2, Tr. 9 (8.45).
  • Sonny Rollins

    Hold 'Em Joe

    Composer: Roy Thomas Labaff Performers: Sonny Rollins, ts; Ray Bryant, p; Walter Booker, b; Mickey Roker, d. July 1965.

    • There Will Never Be Another You.
    • Impulse!.
    • 06007 5334723. Tr. 3 (5.28).
  • Stan Getz

    Samba Dees Days

    Composer: Byrd Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Charlie Byrd, g; Keter Betts, b; Gene Byrd, b, g; Buddy Deppenschmidt, d; Bill Reichenbach, d. February 1962

    • Jazz Samba.
    • Verve.
    • 81006 (1); Tr. 2 (3.30).
  • Tamba Trio

    So Danco Samba

    Composer: Jobim Performers: Luiz Eca, p, arr; Adalberto Castilho, g, ts; bs, fl; Helcio Millito, perc; Durval Ferreira, g. around ’63.

    • Avanco.
    • Philips.
    • P 632154 L. S2/1 (2.50).
  • Richard Galliano

    New York Tango

    Composer: Galliano Performers: Richard Galliano, acc; Bireli Lagrene, g; George Mraz, b; Al Foster, d. 1996

    • The Best of Richard Galliano.
    • Dreyfus.
    • FDM 36616-2. Tr.1 (4.04).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Rio Pakistan

    Composer: Gillespie Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, t; Stuff Smith, vn; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul West, b; J.C. Heard, d. April 1957

    • Three Classic Albums Plus: Dizzy Gillespie.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 980; D2, Tr.5 (11.31).