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Miguel de Armas: What’s to Come

Read "What’s to Come" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Well, there is a word for it. tumbao. The Urban Dictionary defines, tumbao, as “An Afro-Puerto Rican word (or African Caribbean...), which means “an indescribable African sexiness or swing." I have always wanted to know what that thing in Latin jazz is: that certain attitude and approach that runs through the body when this music is heard. It is appropriate that this “thing" be defined as, and prove as elusive as, the concept of “swing" in the mainstream jazz vernacular. ...


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