Category Archives: Mambo

DIZZY GILLESPIE’s “NEW WAVE”, or: THE REAL BIRTH OF BOSSA NOVA

This is Dizzy, ‚live‘ at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1961, giving the real birth to bossa nova, months before Stan Getz’s and Charlie Byrd’s Jazz Samba, and more than a year before the most famous bossa nova album got … Continue reading

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SIR GEORGE SHEARING & HIS QUINTET + LATIN PERCUSSION – “CALI MAMBO” – 1958

George Shearing’s “Cali Mambo” is one of the most modern sounds ever executed by the famous quintet. As you may know, I’m always searching for modal tunes *before* the actual “modal” era in jazz began. This track is certainly one … Continue reading

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