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Is Perez Prado considered latin jazz?

Not really - he was kind of exclusive to the traditional Mambo, right? I doubt he incorporated much jazz into his music. BUT, this is where we get the grey area where defining what designates something as one thing or another. And, I'm not familiar enough with Perez Prado's work to say for sure.

He would definitely have been a big influence on guys like Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente et al.

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Another question. Could the first piece in this short video clip be called Latin jazz? It sounds very very Latin. It's the first part of The Crave by Jelly Roll Morton, something I've been playing lately.

Oh, and if you're wondering, this is a short footage from the movie the Legend of 1900 :)

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I would say....kind of.

There's the obvious tango thing going on, and the old Ragtime cats - like Jelly Roll - living in New Orleans around the turn-of-the-century would certainly have come in contact with Cuban and Central/South American musicians.

So...sure, it's in the early stages, but the Latin influence is definitely there.

[This is such a great movie, eh!]

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I would say....kind of.

There's the obvious tango thing going on, and the old Ragtime cats - like Jelly Roll - living in New Orleans around the turn-of-the-century would certainly have come in contact with Cuban and Central/South American musicians.

So...sure, it's in the early stages, but the Latin influence is definitely there.

[This is such a great movie, eh!]

Yep. Best piano movie I've watched. With The Pianist not far behind. ;)

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