The Nov. 2015 Playlist: Latin Jazz

The Nov. 2015 playlist features a number of Latin Jazz artists that we've been digging on lately. Not any sort of definitive list  Just some jams we've been getting into. We're big world-music fans, and are constantly searching for sounds outside the conventional realm. This often leads us to get hooked on artists & scenes from the past that we previously had very little knowledge of. While there may not be an over abundance of great new artists emerging from the contemporary scene, there are countless incredible forgotten recordings from the past that are just waiting to be rediscovered.

And that's very much been the case for us with Latin Jazz. We've fallen down the proverbial rabbit hole, and have been exploring a great deal of Latin / Afro Cuban music over the last year or so. The artists included on this list are: Cal Tjader, Chico O'farrell, Eddie Palmieri, Lucho Bermudez, Martin Denny, Noro Morales, Perez Prado, Poncho Sanchez, and Tito Puente. We hope you enjoy the selection. And as always, if you have any suggestions based on what you've seen here, please feel free to leave a comment.

*Cover art features a photo of Humberto López Morales performing at Glen Island Casino in New York, N.Y. Circa, July 1947.  

To Listen to the playlist, you'll need a Spotify account. If you already have an account, you can either follow this link & login to launch the spotify web player — Or if you have the Spotify app installed on your device, you can use the spotify player in this post to launch the playlist in the app.