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Machito a latin jazz legacy.

Machito [videorecording] : a latin jazz legacy.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3381Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Pagani, Federico.
  • Puente, Tito, 1923-2000.
  • Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993.
  • Barreto, Ray.
  • Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990
  • Ortiz, Carlos, 1910-
  • Savoy Ballroom (New York, N.Y.)
  • Palladium (New York, N.Y., Broadway and 53rd St.)
  • Apollo Theater (New York, N.Y. : 125th Street)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Biographical documentary on the life and achievements of the Cuban-born singer, jazz musician, and composer Machito (real name Frank Grillo, 1908-1984). The program traces his musical roots in Cuba, then examines his contributions to the development of Latin music in the U.S., particularly the combination of Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Dance promoter Federico Pagani, bandleader Tito Puente, and musicians Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Barreto, and Dexter Gordon are among the contemporaries who comment on his work. The program contains numerous scenes of social and theatrical dancing in venues such as the Savoy Ballroom, the Palladium, and the Apollo Theatre. Dance forms represented include tap dancing, the rumba, swing dancing, the mambo, and others.
  • Presented by Nubia Music Society. Producer/director: Carlos Ortiz. Camera: Tom Siegel, Carlos Ortiz. Writers: Isabelle Leymarie, Bruce Spiegel.
  • Spanish dialogue with English subtitles; English narration.
  • Narrator: Pablo Guzman.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3381
  • 23980424
  • NYPY926067023-F
Machito [videorecording] : a latin jazz legacy.
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Machito: a Latin jazz legacy.
Social dancing -- 20th century.
Added Author
Pagani, Federico. Commentator
Puente, Tito, 1923-2000. Commentator
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993. Commentator
Barreto, Ray. Commentator
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990, commentator.
Ortiz, Carlos, 1910- Producer. Director
Savoy Ballroom (New York, N.Y.)
Palladium (New York, N.Y., Broadway and 53rd St.)
Apollo Theater (New York, N.Y. : 125th Street)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3381
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