Jazz Around the World – 3 April – Cuba

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Welcome to Cuba. Today we will hear from two legends, neither of whom require any introduction.

Starting of our concert today is percussionist/composer Ramón Santamaría Rodríguez, known to us as Mongo SantamarÍa:


Afro Blue (1984 version)


Watermelon Man


With Cubop Jazzmen – “Sofrito”


Live with Armando Pereza – “Saoco”


Closing out our concert is saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera. Let’s congratulate Paquito on winning a Grammy at the recent 2014 awards program, the eleventh Grammy of his long career:




Mambo Inn


PBS special “Americanos” – “Tico Tico”




With WDR Big Band and WDR Rundfunkorchestra – “Chick”



CubaThank you for joining us here in Cuba. I hope you enjoyed the concert. We’ll meet at the Port of the Internet for a short southward Caribbean cruise. Next stop on our Jazz Around the World tour: Jamaica!

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.


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