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Machito: Kenya

Read "Kenya" reviewed by Jim Santella


Machito’s big band had a high-powered brass identity. From 1940 until his death in 1984 the bandleader espoused Afro-Cuban jazz around the world by marrying traditional rhythms with inspired jazz soloists. Just over a half-hour in length with each track averaging under three minutes, the session does not allow enough space for soloists to stretch out sufficiently. Furthermore, the sound on this 1957 reissue isn’t clear, and errors in the original liner notes haven’t been corrected. However, several stars of ...


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