THE DIZZY GILLESPIE™ AFRO CUBAN EXPERIENCE
Featuring MACHITO JR.
John Lee – Bass
Freddie Hendrix – Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Sharel Cassity – Alto Sax, Soprano Sax & Flutes
Yotam – Guitars
Robby Ameen – Drums
Special Guest: Machito Jr. – Percussion
Dizzy Gillespie was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza. Both became life-long friends and Dizzy and Chano Pozo developed Afro-Cuban jazz, which became extremely successful, atrtracting people to dance to its unique rhythms. Gillespie’s most famous contributions to Afro-Cuban music are the compositions “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo”.
Machito’s Afro Cubans (formed in 1940), the creators of Cu-Bop, were a major influence on musicians like Dizzy Gillespie. Dizzy loved it so much, that in 1975, he invited Machito’s son, Mario Grillo or Machito Jr., to join Dizzy’s band for the recording of ‘Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods’.
So it only makes sense to have him join the Dizzy Gillespie™ Afro Cuban Experience under the direction of John Lee, Dizzy’s long-time bassist, and the director of the Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band.
Also available now:
The Hard Bop Super Group (according to Jazz Times)!
Billy Harper – Tenor Sax
Eddie Henderson – Trumpet
Craig Handy – Alto Sax and Flute
David Weiss – Trumpet
George Cables – Piano
Cecil McBee – Bass
Billy Hart – Drums
In support of their new album release!
“There are great hard bop groups made up of veteran superstars. Then there are The Cookers – a dream group!”
Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition
“A dream of forward-leaning hard bop”
Nate Chinen, The New York Times
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