San Francisco – The Rough Guides series explores the world of Latin jazz with this recording, which comes out today in the USA.
Latin jazz has its most direct and influential link to the music of the United States but its origins are largely Cuban, drawing upon African and European roots. It has become a central force, moving jazz in a world direction.
Sampling the legends, innovators and new breed of Latin jazz musicians that provide the perfect combination of Afro-Cuban beats and jazz sounds, The Rough Guide to Latin Jazz is an introduction to an ever-emerging genre.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.