The definitive guide to Latin jazz by two masters of the genre!
Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz is, at the same time:
1. A songbook of the best compositions of the ground-breaking Cuban ?fusion? group Irakere
2. A thorough guide to the roots and structure of Afro-Cuban jazz in general
3. An overview of Maestro Valdés? influences and contributions to the music
A unique treasure for all lovers of Latin music!
Included in this book are:
• Eleven of Valdés? most important works, decoded and transcribed
• Overview of the history of Afro-Cuban music
• Biographies on Valdés and ground-breaking supergroup Irakere
• Detailed transcriptions and musical guides
• Breakdown of Afro-Cuban folkloric and popular rhythms
• Explanation of the Cuban clave and its function
• Comprehensive discography and glossary
• Dozens of exercises and tools for enhanced study
• Annotated list of compositional works by Maestro Valdés
• 211 pages of music and text!