Nuyorican Swing - Latin Jazz In New York

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JF0120051231

The first of a new two part series looking at the unique contribution of New York Latinos to jazz music.

Far from being a footnote in jazz history, Latin jazz has its own strong musical tradition that continues to the present day.

The first part begins with the father of Latin jazz, Mario Bausa and Dizzy Gillespie's epoch-making collaboration with the Cuban drummer Chano Pozo.

Continuing with figures like Tito Puente and Ray Barretto, it looks at how Latin jazz influenced the mainstream of jazz, reawakening appreciation of its African roots.

The programme features archive material from Dizzy Gillespie and exclusive interviews with some of the world's top Latin jazz musicians and experts including the leader of the Lincoln Centre Afro-Latin Jazz orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill, founder of the Fort Apache band Andy Gonzalez and musicologist Rene Lopez.

Also featured is a new and rare interview with revered Latin piano master Eddie Palmieri, celebrating his fiftieth year in music.

JF0120051231

The first of a new two part series looking at the unique contribution of New York Latinos to jazz music.

Far from being a footnote in jazz history, Latin jazz has its own strong musical tradition that continues to the present day.

The first part begins with the father of Latin jazz, Mario Bausa and Dizzy Gillespie's epoch-making collaboration with the Cuban drummer Chano Pozo.

Continuing with figures like Tito Puente and Ray Barretto, it looks at how Latin jazz influenced the mainstream of jazz, reawakening appreciation of its African roots.

The programme features archive material from Dizzy Gillespie and exclusive interviews with some of the world's top Latin jazz musicians and experts including the leader of the Lincoln Centre Afro-Latin Jazz orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill, founder of the Fort Apache band Andy Gonzalez and musicologist Rene Lopez.

Also featured is a new and rare interview with revered Latin piano master Eddie Palmieri, celebrating his fiftieth year in music.

JF02 LAST20060107

The final part in the series looking at the unique contribution of New York Latinos to jazz music. Far from being a footnote in jazz history, Latin jazz has its own strong musical tradition that continues to the present day.

This second part examines the effect the Cuban revolution had on the Latin music scene in New York, the rise of Salsa and the resurgence of Nuyorican Latin jazz in the late seventies. With contributions from Bobby Sanabria, co-founder of the Fort Apache band Andy Gonzalez and revered latin piano master Eddie Palmieri.

JF02 LAST20060107

The final part in the series looking at the unique contribution of New York Latinos to jazz music. Far from being a footnote in jazz history, Latin jazz has its own strong musical tradition that continues to the present day.

This second part examines the effect the Cuban revolution had on the Latin music scene in New York, the rise of Salsa and the resurgence of Nuyorican Latin jazz in the late seventies. With contributions from Bobby Sanabria, co-founder of the Fort Apache band Andy Gonzalez and revered latin piano master Eddie Palmieri.