In the late 1960s, Latin jazz, combining rhythms from African and Latin American countries, often played on instruments such as conga, timbale, güiro, and claves, with jazz and classical harmonies played on typical jazz instruments (piano, double bass, etc.) broke through. There are two main varieties: Afro-Cuban jazz was played in the US right after the bebop period, while Brazilian jazz became more popular in the 1960s. Afro-Cuban jazz began as a movement in the mid-1950s as bebop musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Taylor started Afro-Cuban bands influenced by such Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians as Xavier Cugat, Tito Puente, and Arturo Sandoval. Brazilian jazz such as bossa nova is derived from samba, with influences from jazz and other 20th-century classical and popular music styles. Bossa is generally moderately paced, with melodies sung in Portuguese or English. The style was pioneered by Brazilians João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim. The related term jazz-samba describes an adaptation of bossa nova compositions to the jazz idiom by American performers such as Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd.
Leo Martin (Serbian Cyrillic: Лео Мартин, born on 6 March 1942) is a Serbian and former Yugoslav pop singer. He started his career in early the 1960s in jazz bands as an instrumentalist and vocalist. In 1964, he moved with his band to West Germany to play jazz covers in night clubs. In 1968, while in Germany, he started his solo career by recording an album of pop music in the English language, which made him popular throughout Europe. After touring Europe, he returned to Yugoslavia in 1969 where he established himself as one of the leading schlager singers of the 1970s and 1980s. His career was interrupted by Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. He has performed sporadically since.
Quiet Nights is a studio album by jazz musician Miles Davis, and his fourth album collaboration with Gil Evans, released in 1964 on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 2106 and CS 8906 in stereo. Recorded mostly at Columbia's 30th Street Studios in Manhattan, it is the final album by Davis and Evans.
A British dance, descended from the jazz dances of the 1930s and 1940s jive and ultimately from the Lindy Hop. Danced to trad jazz music, was popular in England in the 1950s and 1960s in jazz clubs in London; notably Jazzshows (now the 100 Club,100 Oxford St) and the Ken Colyer club (Studio 51 Gt Newport St. now closed). There were also jazz club events at most large towns, especially in the south of England (e.g. Guildford Surrey, Farnborough Hants, Bexley Kent) where trad jazz enthusiasts congregated and would "skip jive" all evening. It is still danced to a limited extent today.
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