MACHITO -FRANK GRILLO : EL ECO DEL TAMBOR - FOREVER
Uploaded by jvum on Feb 27, 2007
Machito y sus Afrocubanos , Embajadores Musicales de Cuba en USA desde los cuarentas. Junto con MARIO BAUZA Padres del LATIN JAZZ.
This post provides information about "Machito" (Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo) and features five videos of Machito And His Afro-Cuban Orchestra.
Machito, born Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo on February 16, 1908, was an influential Latin jazz musician who helped refine Afro-Cuban jazz and create both Cubop and salsa music. He was raised in Havana alongside the singer Graciela, his foster sister.
In New York City, Machito formed the band the Afro-Cubans in 1940, and with Mario Bauzá as musical director, brought together Cuban rhythms and big band arrangements in one group. He made numerous recordings from the 1940s to the 1980s, many with Graciela as singer. Machito changed to a smaller ensemble format in 1975, touring Europe extensively. He brought his son and daughter into the band, and received a Grammy Award in 1983, one year before he died...
Machito's music had an effect on the lives of many musicians who played in the Afro-Cubans over the years, and on those who were attracted to Latin jazz after hearing him. George Shearing, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Stan Kenton credited Machito as an influence. An intersection in East Harlem is named "Machito Square" in his honor...
Young Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo, the son of a cigar manufacturer, was nicknamed "Macho" as a child because he was the first son born to his parents after they had three daughters.[“Machito” means little macho (man)”]...
Machito's music greatly inspired such North American jazz giants as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Stan Kenton. One of the most famous performances of the Kenton band is an idiomatic Afro-Cuban number known as "Machito", composed by Stan Kenton with Pete Rugolo and released as a Capitol 78 in 1947
Video #1: MACHITO -FRANK GRILLO : EL ECO DEL TAMBOR - FOREVER
This video is posted at the top of this page.
MACHITO AND HIS AFRO CUBAN ORCHESTRA - Ay Que Mate
Uploaded by ramoburg on Oct 27, 2009
Video #3: Machito y Graciela - "Changó Ta' Vení" (Mambo-inn.com)
Uploaded by enriquemambo on Oct 30, 2007
Frank Grillo Machito y Graciela con el Salsa Big Band.
Video #4: The Machito Orchestra con Herman Olivera (Mambo-inn.com)
Uploaded by enriquemambo on Jul 2, 2008
Video #5: MACHITO - YO SOY LA RUMBA
Uploaded by augustoaranzazu on Apr 16, 2011
My thanks to the performers on these videos, with special thanks to Machito for his legacy. Thanks also to the uploaders of these videos.
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