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Afro-Cuban JazzItem #: HL.00330599
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Written by Scott Yanow.
Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 7.5x9.25 inches. 214 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00330599)
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Through anecdotal biographies and evocative photos, this book by jazz author extraordinaire Scott Yanow portrays every key Afro-Cuban Jazz innovator past and present, plus other jazz artists influenced by this infectious music. Also includes reviews and ratings of recordings that make (or don't make) the cut, and essays packed with historical insight not found in other guides. Musicians covered include: Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Machito, Poncho Sanchez, Chucho Valdés, Arturo Sandoval, Mongo Santamaria, Gato Barbieri, Eddie Palmieri, and many more.