Considered one of the most important jazz pianists in the current scene, venezuelan Otmaro Ruiz is known for its versatility and virtuosity. With an intense musical career, filled with concerts, workshops and recordings worldwide, Otmaro worked for 5 years with Dianne Reeves as a pianist and musical director. Released in September , Sojourn encompasses the rhythmic complexity, harmonic sophistication and melodic beauty of his most recent compositions, under the architecture of a constant equilibrium, and presented with his own quartet, with the talented Jimmy Branly drums , Carlos Del Puerto acoustic bass y Ben Wendel saxophones and bassoon. Description Artist Product Description. Artist: Otmaro Ruiz. Length: Subtitles: English, Italian, Spanish.
I Got Rhythm
Latin Jazz, as the name implies, is Jazz that uses rhythms derived from Latin American music. There are two main categories of Latin Jazz:. Some music genres, like the Blues and Boogie-Woogie, have such a well-known and icon groove or rhythmic pattern that they are instantly recognisable. Afro-Cuban Jazz is similar. So the most important aspect and the defining characteristic of all Afro-Cuban music is the rhythm. To play in an Afro-Cuban style means to adhere to a particular rhythm. Without this rhythm, Afro-Cuban Jazz is just regular Jazz. This rhythm is the thing that holds the whole song and the whole genre together. Traditional Jazz and Afro-Cuban Jazz are rhythmically different.
Otmaro Ruiz (Afro-Cuban Piano Essentials) 1
Afro-Cuban jazz is the earliest form of Latin jazz. It mixes Afro-Cuban clave -based rhythms with jazz harmonies and techniques of improvisation. In , the collaborations of bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and percussionist Chano Pozo brought Afro-Cuban rhythms and instruments, such as the tumbadora and the bongo , into the East Coast jazz scene. During its first decades, the Afro-Cuban jazz movement was stronger in the United States than in Cuba. Although clave -based Afro-Cuban jazz did not appear until the midth century, the Cuban influence was present at the birth of jazz. African-American music began incorporating Afro-Cuban musical motifs in the 19th century when the habanera gained international popularity. The habanera was the first written music to be rhythmically based on an African motif. The habanera rhythm also known as "congo"   : 5 or "tango"  can be thought of as a combination of tresillo and the backbeat.
Berklee is going fully remote for the fall semester. Read more at berklee. Main Menu. This course emphasizes rhythmic aspects and the historical context of Afro-Cuban piano montunos.