Your morning JAM: Latin jazz

Today’s jazz appreciation minute introduces jazz driven by Afro-Cuban percussion, and Brazilian dance beats like the Samba and Bossa Nova. Present from the early days of jazz, Latin beats stepped to the forefront in the 1950s. Tito Puente, the Mambo king, plays Oye Come Va. He was a major influence on Carlos Santana, shown playing his lovely Samba Pa Ti. Pianist Vince Guaraldi plays Samba de Orpheus, a theme from the movie Black Orpheus (Kanopy) which brought these sounds to a wider audience. Jamsie, King of Scratc (Kanopy). takes a look at the folk origins of island rhythms. You can stream more music from Vince, Carlos and Tito on Hoopla.

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