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Machito

Machito
Born: Feb 16, 1912 in Tampa, FL
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Died: Apr 15, 1984 in London, England
Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: Machito played a huge role in the history of Latin jazz, for his bands of the 1940s were probably the first to achieve a fusion of powerful Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. At its roaring best, the band had a hard-charging sound, loaded with jostling, hyperactive bongos and congas and razor-edged ...Read full biography
Machito 1982
Released: 1982
Label: Top Ten Hits
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This double cassette consists of Machito's last band, after the split with Bauza and Graciela. It has two albums' worth of the driving big-band sound this group's ancestor created back in the 1940s. There's ...Read full review
Machito and His Salsa Big Band 1982
Released: 1982
Label: Timeless
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