Class I Listening
Introduction and general housekeeping


What sets Latin music apart?
 Language
 Dances and culture
 Percussion instruments
 Cláve

Mongo Santamaria example “Guaguanco”

Charlie Palmieri‐piano, Andy Gonzalez‐bass, Jose Mangual‐bongo,
Ray Barretto‐congas, Nicky Marrero‐timbales

Walking through the episodes of the course:

Machito “Babarabatiri” (1950)‐39sFvjA

Tito Puente “Hong Kong Mambo” (1958)

Mongo Santamaria “Para Ti” (1964)

Celia Cruz “Quimbara” (1974)‐ye340

Hector Lavoe “Mi Gente” (1975)


Jerry Gonzalez Fort Apache Band “Live Jazz Improv” (1989) (2010)

Back story
‐‐The Spanish Tinge
Jelly Roll Morton “Mamanita” (1924)
‐‐Tango and Rumba as exports
Don Azpiazú “Peanut Vendor” (1931)
Stan Kenton “Peanut Vendor” (1947)