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(Vocals, maracas, c. 1912–84) Frank Raul Grillo was born in Florida of Cuban extraction and took the name Machito in 1940 when his brother-in-law, trumpet player Mario Bauzá, reorganized his year-old band the Afro-Cubans. Their arrangements clothed Cuban melodies and rhythms in jazz harmonies and instrumental voicings. They were highly influential in the emergence of Afro-Cuban jazz (sometimes ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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reaches ever outward. From its earliest manifestations at the turn of the twentieth century in the cultural gumbo of New Orleans, to the Afro-Cuban jazz collaborations of Dizzy Gillespie and Machito in the 1940s, to the groundbreaking cross-pollination efforts of Stan Getz in the early 1960s with Jazz Samba and Getz/Gilberto, to the incorporation of Eastern rhythms and scales ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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1948 with a self-confessed low opinion of his native Cuban music by comparison with jazz, but found inspiration in the developing Afro-Cuban jazz movement led by Dizzy Gillespie, Machito and Mario Bauzá. He became a key figure in creating what he called the ‘very delicate marriage’ of Cuban music with jazz. His ‘Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite’ (1950) is a watershed ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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Latin tunes were well-established in jazz, but this was the first band to integrate real Afro-Cuban polyrhythms within the new bebop idiom, and others followed suit, including Machito, Tadd Dameron, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell. The Cuban influence remained a strong element in Gillespie’s music. He adopted his trademark upturned trumpet bell in 1953 and broke ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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As Esther Phillips, she returned in 1962 with yet another R&B number-one, ‘Release Me’, and other hits. Styles & Forms | Forties | Jazz & Blues Personalities | Machito | Forties | Jazz & Blues ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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(Trumpet, 1911–93) Mario Bauzá takes a large amount of credit for bringing music from his native Cuba into jazz. He worked with Noble Sissle and Chick Webb in New York in the 1930s before teaming up with Machito. While with Cab Calloway in 1939–40 he sparked Dizzy Gillespie’s interest in Cuban music, which eventually led to ‘Cubop’. He was ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel
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one of the most significant cultural musical exchanges in history. Mention the birth of Latin jazz to any aficionado of the art form and they will invariably reply with two names: Machito and Mario Bauzá. The former was born Francisco Raul Gutiérrez Grillo on 16 February 1912, in Cuba. The young vocalist/maraca man hit New York City in 1937, where ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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