Latin Jazz/ Jazz Latino

Poncho Sánchez & his band at Typhoon, Santa Mónica, Los Angeles, December 2015

Cómo se llega a desarrollar un gusto por el Jazz Latino? El Jazz Latino toma la sofisticación del Jazz, sus cualidades improvisacionales y divertidas y las mezcla con congas, timbales y patrones rítimicos afro-cubanos. El Jazz latino refleja muy bien las sensibilidades musicales de aquellos que como yo crecieron rodeados de ritmos caribeños y eventualmente nos mudamos a Norteamérica. Todos los ríos musicales finalmente convergen aquí en el sur de California, donde el señor de la foto arriba toca en los fines de semana, en diferentes clubes y bares de Jazz. La música de Poncho Sánchez -ganador del Grammy-  fluye sólida y con precisión. Como si fuera tan fácil lograrla!


How do you get to develop a taste for Latin Jazz? is the question. Latin Jazz takes the sophistication of Jazz, its improvisational and fun-qualities and blend these with congas, “timbales” and Afro-Cuban rhythmic patterns. Latin Jazz perfectly reflects the musical sensibilities of guys like me who grew up with the sounds of Salsa and other Caribbean rhythms and eventually established themselves in Northamerica. All the musical rivers finally converge here in Southern California, where the guy in the picture above performs every weekend in different venues. The music of Poncho Sánchez -Grammy award winner- flows smoothly and with precision. He makes it sound as if it was so easy!


  1. Wow, great. I just noticed this on a casual glimpse. … I’d like to thank you for liking a few of my posts recently. I look forward to reading up on your blog and following you. I really enjoyed your current post ‘Sources of Consciousness’. It involves a theme I am very pensive about these days. … Well, it’s nice to have “met” you… Since you love latin jazz, may I suggest for your listening pleasure (I hope) a mix I have on my SoundCloud page. It includes not only jazzy sounds (Poncho is there!) but some traditional genres. I do hope you like it. Cordialmente, Angel.

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    1. Angel! Thanks very much for your comments and your link. I like your photography, is full of life! I will take the time to listen to the music, I look forward to it. I will get back to you later in the week on this. Be well!

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  2. You are very welcome.
    Oh… I didn’t realize that by putting in a simple URL link it would automatically generate a big banner like that. Sorry I didn’t mean that–feel free to remove it if you wish to keep this page clean.


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