This publication is the third by Scott Yanow which follows Swing and Bebop and centres upon the Latin influences in Jazz from South America, Mexico and Cuba among others.
Once again Mr. Yanow has contributed an exhaustive collection of information on his subjects, including interviews with four leading exponents of the art, Paquito D'Rivera, Jane Bunnett, Danilo Perez and Susie Hansen. There are profiles of many musicians and reviews of their most important recordings, plus advice on the most valuable recordings to seek out.
This book fulfills an important role in providing absorbing information on a much neglected area of Jazz.
Once again Scott has achieved a resounding success.
by Al Merritt, Jazz Now's London Editor