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Machito (born Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo, February 16, 1908? – April 19, 1984) was an influential Latin jazz musician who helped to refine Afro-Cuban jazz and to create both Cubop and salsa music. He was raised in Havana alongside the singer Graciela, his foster sister. In New York City, Machito formed the band Machito & His Afro-Cubans in 1940, and with Mario Bauzá as musical director, brought together Cuban rhythms and big band arrangements in one group. He made numerous recordings… read more

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  • He was crazy
  • Tin Tin Deo in the Machito's version is one of the best songs I've ever heard! Chano Pozo was a great composer.
  • Love that music!!!
  • Nothing surprising about how good Machito and His Afrocubans are, nor does it sound like dept music. Cuban music had a big impact on American Jazz and pop not to mention Jamaican ska.
  • love the sounds, good stuff. even though it does sound like cuban dept store musak
  • Surprisingly good.

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