From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz / Edition 1

From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz / Edition 1

by Raul A. Fernandez
     
 


"From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz is an illuminating and remarkable study. This book is written with unparalleled authority and expertise, a true gem of a work."—Danilo Lozano, Flutist, Record producer, Whittier College Professor

"As curator of the Smithsonian exhibit 'Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta (Perfect Combination)' and

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"From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz is an illuminating and remarkable study. This book is written with unparalleled authority and expertise, a true gem of a work."—Danilo Lozano, Flutist, Record producer, Whittier College Professor

"As curator of the Smithsonian exhibit 'Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta (Perfect Combination)' and author of its accompanying book, Dr. Raul Fernandez has helped fill a void recognizing the Latino contribution to the American musical idiom of jazz. Now he further expands on that theme by exploring the lives of unsung Cuban musicians who helped shaped not only jazz but also American popular music. Dr. Fernandez is a treasure of musical scholarship that affirms that the Latino involvement in shaping and playing the popular music of the United States is more than just a footnote."—Jesse "Chuy" Varela, Contributing writer, San Francisco Chronicle, Jazz Times, and Latin Beat Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520247079
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Series:
Music of the African Diaspora Series
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Preface

PART I. Popular Music: Worksong of the Caribbean
1. The Salsa Concept
2. Ontology of the Son
3. The Aesthetics of Sabor

PART II. On the Road to Latin Jazz
4. Magic Mixture
5. Drumming in Cuban
6. Lords of the Tambor
7. Chocolate Dreams
8. The Taste of ¡Azúcar!

Afterword
Notes
Index

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