Yup, sorry about the other day, sorry about the hard words (I bet I still have morphine in my brain – Daveyboy ?Morphine ?)
So if my bandwith is dead again, there’s nothing I can do about it. Sorry.
Hell, it’s just a website after all ^-^
Ok, ready to shake your butt ?
The "little tough guy" Francisco Raúl Grillo was born in Florida of Cuban parents who returned to Cuba. Arriving in New York City in 1937, he played in the Xavier Cugat and Noro Morales orchestras before starting his own band. Machito and his Afro-Cubans, including Bauzá, René Hernández, and Chico O'Farrill, along with Dizzy Gillespie, played a pivotal role in the acceptance of Latin rhythms by American jazzmen. These top arrangers were attuned to the leading big bands of the day and rivalled them while breaking new ground in Latin and Latin jazz. This led to an association with Norman Granz, whose recording "experiments" with Machito and Charlie Parker and others became historic achievements. Machito and his Afro-Cubans also performed compositions by Chano Pozo, Obdulio Morales, and others.
Machito & His Afro-Cubans - Adivinanza
Machito & His Afro-Cubans - Escucha Mi Canto
FRIDAY BONUS !
Have a great weekend folks.