THE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET

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The Latin Jazz Quintet had an odd history. The short-lived group, which had quite a bit of turnover during its life, is today best-known for two sessions (one for New Jazz and a more obscure set for United Artists) in which it was joined by Eric Dolphy. Those two dates (particularly the New Jazz outing) found Dolphy largely ignoring the Latin Jazz Quintet and vice-versa; at no time does the adventurous soloist and the more conventional ensemble react to or even acknowledge each other! Conga player Juan Amalbert was the original leader of the LJQ with the lineup on their first recording (the Dolphy New Jazz date) also including vibraphonist Charlie Simmons, pianist Gene Casey, bassist Bill Ellington, and Manny Ramos on drums and timbales. The band expertly mixed together bop with Afro-Cuban rhythms, sometimes sounding like a typical Cal Tjader group and, although not innovative, always pleasing. By the read more...
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Caribe
Latin Jazz 1960
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Latin Jazz 1961
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Latin Lazz Quintet
Latin Jazz 1961
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Latin Jazz 1962
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Latin Soul
Latin Jazz 1965

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