[Dixielandjazz] RE: latin influences in Jazz

tito martino tmartino at terra.com.br
Tue Feb 25 14:07:25 PST 2003

Good one, Luis,

And don't forget  that the first 1928 Armstrong's Big Band was
originally led by Cuban pianist Luis Russell.


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<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 
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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