When the bands of Machito, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza and others began fusing Afro Cuban rhythms with jazz, the result was always con alma" (with soul). In celebration of these great bands the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra offers "Tanga," Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, Manteca Suite and more. Written by Paul Chuffo.
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