Lecture 18

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Topics covered: Afro-Cuban music and bebop
(Courtesy of Bill Lowe. Used with permission.)

Instructor: Bill Lowe (guest lecturer)

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Due to copyright restrictions, the sound from two video recordings played during class have been removed from the audio lecture. See the following table for details on those recordings.

Recordings and Supplemental Materials

This section gives details about the recordings played during class and other referenced resources.


Amazon logo A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespe in Cuba. Directed by Gonzalo Rubalcaba. New Video Group, 2005.

  • Played about 12:00 of excerpts: Dizzy with band playing "A Night in Tunisia," talking about meeting Fidel Castro, statements by Arturo Sandoval.

Amazon logo Roots of Rhythm. Directed by Gene Rosow and Howard Dratch. New Video Group, 2001 (DVD reissue of 1994 video).

  • Played about 9 minutes of excerpts: Dizzy talks about the Cuban percussionist Luciano 'Chano' Pozo and how they together wrote the tune "Manteca."


Amazon logo O'Meally, Robert G. ed. The Jazz Cadence of American Culture. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780231104494. [Preview in Google Books]

Amazon logo O'Meally, Robert G., Brent Hayes Edwards, and Farah Jasmine Griffin, eds. Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780231123518. [Preview in Google Books]

Amazon logo Lewis, George. A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780226476957. [Preview in Google Books]


Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University

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