Z July 19 - Latin Rhythms

Jazz Appreciation Group – meeting 24th July 2019 – Latin Rhythms

Latin music topic – much from Cuban and Brazilian sources. And also a steel band for variety!
Kicked off with a track picked by Stuart – Coisa Main Linda – with Charlie Byrd on jazz guitar (who was much associated with Brazilian music , especially Bossa Nova)
Followed by:
- Soul Bossa nova – Quincy Jones
- Besame Mucho – Art Pepper (an unusual interpretation of this well known song)
- Reunion – featuring Cuban artists – Parquito D’Rivera and Arturo Sandoval
- New Orleans Blues - 12 bar blues with a tango rhythm – Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers with Omer Simeon on Clarinet – (JRM quoted as saying – “Jazz must have a Spanish tinge”)
- Wait a Minute – James Taylor Quartet
- Chihuahua - Louis Oliveira & His Bandodaluia Boys
- Stumpy Bossa Nova - Colman Hawkins T Sax 1962.
- A Caribean steel band – I Wanna Go Home (or I sailed on the old sloop B)
- I Know You – by Esperanza Spalding – a US singer and bassist!
- Dizzy Gillespie – Tin Tin Deo (Cuban)
- Instruments of the band – Ted Heath Orchestra
- Desafinado – Stan Getz
And to conclude:
- O Morro Nao Tem Vez – written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes, and performed by Jobim – known as “the father of Bossa Nova”. The track title translates to “ the slum has no say” and is a political comment on the situation with the favelas – and that their voice was not being taken seriously.