David Amram and Jazz on the Tube head to Cuba


The album that resulted from Amram’s
last trip to Cuba over 40 years ago

Interview


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40 years later David Amram returns to Cuba….

In 1977, the Carter administration gave permission to a group of US jazz musicians to travel to Cuba the first such trip in the fifteen years after the Revolution there.

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Salsa Meets Jazz – Part Six

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“El Cumbanchero” was composed by Rafael Hernández Marín, born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in 1892. He was a member of the “The Harlem Hell Fighters” which fought with such distinction during World War I.

He was recruited along with his brother Jesus by James Reese Europe. He … Read more

The best kept secret in jazz – Puerto Rico’s master musicians

Interview


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Jazz on the Tube interviews music journalist Tomás Peña.

Peña is editor of JazzdelaPena.com and co-editor/contributing writer to the Latin Jazz Network. He also writes the monthly column “The Latin Side of Hot House” for Hot House Magazine.

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John Santos and the drum

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A excerpt of a talk and demonstration by John Santos presented at the National Museum of American History by the Smithsonian Latino Center for Jazz Appreciation Month. (To see the entire talk (well worthwhile!) search YouTube for “Latin Jazz Percussion Workshop with John Santos at the National … Read more

Salsa Meet Jazz – Part Four

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“Caravan”, the jazz standard composed by the Puerto Rican composer Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, was first performed by the Ellington Orchestra in 1936.

This one-of-a-kind version starts off with Matthew Gonzalez on the pandereta, the frame drum from Puerto Rico used in plena.

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