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Mario Bauzá

A talented section participant who rarely soloed, Mario Bauzá’s primary importance to music was behind the moments among the primary instigators of Afro-Cuban jazz, the potent combination of Latin rhythms with jazz improvisation. A multi-instrumentalist, Bauzá performed clarinet and oboe using the Havana Philharmonic before shifting to NY in 1930. …

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