Today’s Latin Big Bands: Dafnis Prieto, Arturo O’Farrill, Miguel Zenon, David Murray, Antonio Adolpho and Bobby Sanabria

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Cuban influences have been heard in jazz since the 1940s. The 1960s brought significant Brazilian sounds into the music. Today, musicians from throughout Latin America are shaping the music, never more vibrantly than in large Latin ensembles. Latin Big Bands lead by Dafnis Prieto, Arturo O'Farrill, Miguel Zenon, David Murray, Arturo O'Farrill and Bobby Sanabria in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Dafnis Prieto Big Band "A Triumphant Journey" from Back to the Sunset (Dafnison Music) 3:07
  • Arturo O'Farrill & Latin Jazz Orchestra "A Night In Tunisia" from 40 Acres and a Burro (Zoho Music) 9:54
  • Host Intro 14:02
  • Miguel Zenón Orchestra "Juguete" from Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook (Marsalis Music) 15:45
  • David Murray Cuban Ensemble "Cachito" from Plays Nat King Cole En Espanol (Motema Music) 22:27
  • Host Intro 29:08
  • Antonio Adolfo & Orquestra Atlantica "Luizao" from Encontros -Orquestra Atlantica (AAM Music) 31:14
  • Bobby Sanabria Big Band "Jump Shot" from Multiverse (Jazzheads) 35:32
  • Host Intro 41:05
  • Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra "Alma Vacia" from The Offense of the Drum (Motema Music) 43:59
  • Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra "The Afro Latin Jazz Suite, Movement IV: What Now?" from Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motema Music) 50:18
  • Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra "Just One Moment" from Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motema Music) 54:25
  • Host Outro 57:30

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