Cuba Rhythm in Motion

Documentary about the blending of Cuban rhythms and American jazz, filmed in Cuba.

By: Dr. Mike Davison & Ed Tillett Supported by the University of Richmond

– Ken McCarthy
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Charlie Palmieri

Ask the great pianist Eddie Palmieri who the greatest pianist was and he will tell you it was his brother Charlie.

There’s a good reason for that.

Charlie Palmieri con Machito!

Fireworks start at: 1:32

“Charlie Palmieri plays MARIA CERVANTES which is an inspiration of the BORICUA composer Noro Morales. In this video you will see some of the members of Machito Orchestra who provide the descarga music.”

We found this clip on the marvelous YouTube channel of Prof. Juan P.l Rivera

On his channel. a drive though Habana

– Ken McCarthy
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Oscar Hernandez – Life and Music

A super interview with Bobby Sanabria and master pianist, arranger, and bandleader Oscar Hernandez

But first, this great lesson/demo with Oscar and Friends

The Interview

The Quintet performs “Timeshift”

Spanish Harlem Orchestra performs “La Salsa Dura”

– Ken McCarthy
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Bobby Sanabria’s tribute to Cándido Camero

This is a program that student, colleague, and long time supporter Bobby Sanabria created as a tribute to his friend Cándido Camero (1921- 2020)

Originally broadcast on WBGO.org
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Playlist

“Kenya (feat. Candido)”
Bobby Sanabria & Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Kenya Revisited Live! (feat. Candido)
2009 Jazzheads

“Conga Jam”
Candido
Hands of Fire (Manos de Fuego): 60 Years of Cuban Music Exuberance
2010 Latin Jazz Records

“Different Bells”
Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor Trio with Candido
Prestige

“Cheek to Cheek”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“Perdido”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“Candido’s Camera”
Candido Camero
Candido
1956 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

“So Beats My Heart for You”
Tony Bennett
The Beat of My Heart
Originally Recorded 1957 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Originally Released 1957 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. WARNING: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

“Wild Jungle (2000 Remastered Version)”
Machito
Kenya
2000 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

“Jungoso”
ARTIST:Sonny Rollins
ALBUM:What’s New?
LABEL:℗ 1962, All Rights Reserved by BMG Music

“Conga Soul”
ARTIST:Candido
ALBUM:Conga Soul
LABEL:Roulette

“Take More Candi”
Candido
Snowboy Presents: Afro Cuban Kaleidoscope
This Compilation ℗ 2008 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

“Pinebo (My Story)”
Ellen McIlwaine
Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years
This Compilation ℗ 1998 The Island Def Jam Music Group

“Jimmy Jean”
Ellen McIlwaine
Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years
This Compilation ℗ 1998 The Island Def Jam Music Group

“Busca El Alfiler”
Alfredo Valdes
Pionero Del Son
2007 Cobo Music Inc.

“Wild Jungle (feat. Candido)”
Bobby Sanabria & Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
Kenya Revisited Live! (feat. Candido)
2009 Jazzheads

“The Five Year Plan (feat. Kari-B3)”
Benjamin Lapidus
Ochosi Blues (feat. Kari-B3)
2014 Benjamin Lapidus

“Mayeya”
Candido
Hands of Fire (Manos de Fuego): 60 Years of Cuban Music Exuberance
2010 Latin Jazz Records

“Manteca”
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Afro-Cuban Dream: Live & in Clave!
2006 Arabesque Recordings

“Que Viva Candido!”
Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Multiverse
2012 Jazzheads, Inc.

– Ken McCarthy
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Remembering Andy Gonzalez

A tribute to the influential Latin bassist

Bassist Andy Gonzalez passed away on April 9, 2020 at the age of 69 from pneumonia and complications of diabetes.

Gonzalez was born January 1, 1951 in Manhattan, New York; his father Geraldo was a singer in salsa bands and his older brother Jerry Gonzalez (born 18 months before Andy) became a notable trumpeter and percussionist.

After a brief stint on violin in school, Andy Gonzalez switched permanently to bass, having early associations with the bands of Ray Barretto and Eddie Palmieri.

In 1974 he co-founded Conjunto Libre with the timbales player Manny Oquendo, mixing together salsa and jazz; he was the band’s musical director for 35 years, recording a dozen albums.

In the early 1980s, Andy and Jerry Gonzalez formed the Fort Apache Band, an influential and innovative group that invigorated Afro-Cuban jazz by infusing it with modern jazz and r&b, switching spontaneously between the idioms, all of it propelled by Andy’s bass.

A prolific and versatile musician, Gonzalez was on more than 700 sessions through the years including with Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente,

Hilton Ruiz, Houston Person, Machito, Steve Turre, Don Byron and both Chico and Arturo O’Farrill.

Health problems forced him out of action for a time in 2004 but he made a comeback and one of his last sessions was his long overdue recording debut as a leader in 2016 (Entre Colegas).

Here is Andy Gonzalez from the Entre Eolegas sessions, performing “Misty” with a group also including trumpeter Carlos Abadie, singer Manuel Alejandro Carro, guitarist Ben Lapidus, and a full percussion section.

If you want to learn more about Andy click here.

-Scott Yanow

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