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Title Selected transcriptions / Machito and his Afro-Cubans ; edited by Paul Austerlitz and Jere Laukkanen.

Publication Info. Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 AR Researches in Music Score  Electronic Score    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (1 score (lvi, 369 pages, 3 pages of plates)) : portraits.
notated music ntm rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
big band 1 lcmpt
Series Recent researches in American music ; 78
Music of the United States of America ; Volume 26
Recent researches in Music Online, 2577-4573
Recent researches in American music ; 78.
Music of the United States of America ; 26.
Recent researches in music online. 2577-4573
Note Latin jazz.
Language Spanish words, also printed as texts with English translations.
Staff notation.
Note Transcribed (principally by Jere Laukkanen) from recordings by Machito and his Afro-Cubans.
Includes essay by Paul Austerlitz: The Afro-Cuban impact on music in the United States : Mario Bauzá and Machito (pages xi-l).
Includes performance and critical notes.
Summary "Machito (Francisco Raúl Grillo, 1909-1984) was born into a musical family in Havana, Cuba, and was already an experienced vocalist when he arrived in New York City in 1937. In 1940 he teamed up with his brother-in-law, the Cuban trumpeter Mario Bauzá (1911-1993), who had already made a name for himself with top African American swing bands such as those of Chick Webb and Cab Calloway. Together, Machito and Bauzá formed Machito and his Afro-Cubans. With Bauzá as musical director, the band forged vital pan-African connections by fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms with modern jazz and by collaborating with major figures in the bebop movement. Highly successful with Latino as well as black and white audiences, Machito and his Afro-Cubans recorded extensively and performed in dance halls, nightclubs, and on the concert stage. In this volume, ethnomusicologist Paul Austerlitz and bandleader and professor Jere Laukkanen (both experienced Latin jazz performers) present transcriptions from Machito's recordings which meticulously illustrate the improvised as well as scored vocal, reed, brass, and percussion parts of the music. Austerlitz's introductory essay traces the history of Afro-Cuban jazz in New York, a style that exerted a profound impact on leaders of the bebop movement, including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, who appears as a guest soloist with Machito on some of the music transcribed here. This is MUSA's first volume to represent the significant Latino heritage in North American music." -- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource (A-R Editions, viewed November 9, 2018).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-369).
Contents Tanga / composer, Mario Bauzá ; lyricist, Machito (recorded probably December 14, 1950) -- Que vengan los rumberos / composer, Gilberto Valdés ; arranger, José "Pin" Madera ; lyricist, Gilberto Valdés, with improvised sections by Machito (recorded 1941) -- Hall of the mambo king / composer, Edvard Grieg ; arranger, José "Pin" Madera (recorded December 1949) -- Mango mangüé / composer, Gilberto Valdés ; arranger, René Hernández ; lyricist, Gilberto Valdés (recorded December 20, 1948) -- Frenzy / composers, Mario Bauzá and René Hernández ; arranger, Ahmad Khatab Salim (recorded December 17, 19, or 24, 1957) -- Caso perdido / composer, Luis Varona ; arranger, Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill ; lyricist, unknown (recorded 1961) -- The Afro-Cuban jazz suite / composer, Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill (recorded December 20, 1948, or December 21, 1950).
Subject Afro-Cubans (Musical group)
Bauzá, Mario, 1911-1993.
Bauzá, Mario, 1911-1993
Latin jazz -- New York (State) -- New York -- Scores.
Big band music -- Scores.
Latin jazz -- New York (État) -- New York -- Partitions.
Big band music -- Scores
New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form Latin jazz
Latin jazz.
Latin jazz.
Partitions (Musique)
Added Author Machito, lyricist.
Bauzá, Mario, 1911-1993, composer.
Austerlitz, Paul, 1957- editor, writer of added commentary.
Laukkanen, Jere, 1963- editor, transcriber.
Valdes, Gilberto, composer, lyricist.
Madera, Jose (Percussionist), arranger of music.
Grieg, Edvard, composer.
Hernández, René, arranger of music.
Salim, Ahmad Khatab, arranger of music.
Varona, Luis, composer.
O'Farrill, Chico, 1921-2001, arranger of music, composer.
Afro-Cubans (Musical group), performer.
Added Title Machito and his Afro-Cubans : selected transcriptions
Other Form: Print version: Selected transcriptions. Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2016]. (OCoLC)947075190 9780895798282
ISBN 9781987200621 (online)
9780895798282 (print)
Standard No. 10.31022/A078 doi
Music No. A078 A-R Editions, Inc.

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