[Dixielandjazz] Re: Latin influences in OKOM
lUIS dANIEL Flores
luda at arnet.com.ar
Tue Feb 25 01:12:07 PST 2003
The Latin influences in OKOM is, arguable, one of the most important
historically after the black and the slavery.
New Orleans was under Spanish government for most of the 1700 until 1800. In
1803 the French sold Louisiana to USA.
>From Louis Moreau Gottschalk, to the first important trumpeter Manuel Perez,
to chano Pozo (drummer of Gillespie), Juan Tizol (Duke trombonist and
composer) and Mario Bauza (first trumpet and clarinetist of Chick Webb,
>From the afrocuban rhythm to tango (listen to J.R. Morton`s new Orleans
joys, and others: Egyptian fantasy and tiger rag itself, etc.).
W:C: Handy travel to Cuba to learn music.
La habanera, ritmo cubano, has influence in the rag and blues. This was
possible due to the American troops invading Cuba in 1888, since then they
never gave back guantanamo bay to the Cubans. Ho yes they gave the
``independence`` to the Cubans after a while but took over Puerto rico,
Guam and filipinas Island. Since then a lot of Cuban came to N O. and New
York and black musician went to Cuba.
The famous clarinetist Lorenzo and LuisTio, were born in Mexico. And you
know better their influence in OKOM.
There were and there are discrimination too: J. Dorsey once said about Mario
Bauza `` It is a pity such a good musician is black...``
But it is a pity there weren't`t much talk about Latin influences in Jazz.
Because it is a rich musically and historically.
Luis Daniel Flores
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