What can be said about an evening with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Meets Clave another great evening of music.
At the pre-concert discussion, JLCO’s drummer Ali Jackson try to explain Clave and how the Afro Cuban Rhythm develop from the beginnings to modern jazz. It sounded more like he was explaining Einstein’s theory of special relativity. Rumba, conga de comparsa, son, son montuno, mambo, salsa, Latin jazz, songo and timba. Clave is a Spanish word meaning ‘code,’ ‘key,’ as in key to a mystery or puzzle of the music.
Well, I listened and enjoy the rhythms and patterns of the music.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Jazz Meets Clave
Note: This event took place on 10/21/2010.
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The godfather of Afro-Cuban music, Mario Bauza, and his fellow countrymen Machito, Chano Pozo, and Cachao were the early innovators who first showed Latin musicians how to swing and bop, and at the same time taught the great jazz artists like Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker how to play the intricate polyrhythms of Cuba. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will explore the early breakthrough hits “Tanga” and “Manteca,” the development of the mambo and the cha-cha-cha years later, and the enduring legacy of these explosive, technicolorful musical pioneers.
Afro-Cuban Jazz Celebration
Atrium, Friday and Saturday ONLY, 6:30pm
Featuring tastes of Cuban sandwiches served at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, cultural participants include El Museo del Barrio, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, El Taller Latino Americano, the Center for Cuban Studies, and the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba/Havana Film Festival New York.
Free pre-concert discussion, hosted by JLCO drummer Ali Jackson, Nightly, 7pm.
This concert is available as part of our Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra subscription package.