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Greatest Latin Jazz Songs and Artists

Criteria: - The Greatest Latin Jazz Songs and Artists are ranked on originallity,
impact, versitallity, popularity, and influence on latin jazz music.

Newly added names are in Red
Edited By: Alvin
Last Updated: 04-24-05
Greatest Jazz Artists
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Jazz Instrumentals
Greatest Latin Jazz Songs and Artists
Greatest Bossa Novas
  1. Song for My Father - Horace Silver
  2. The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  3. Carnival - Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Totem Pole - Lee Morgan
  5. Desafinado - Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto
  6. 500 Miles High - Chick Corea/Return to Forever
  7. How Insensitive - Roy Hargrove
  8. Corcovado - Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto
  9. Meditation - Oscar Peterson
10. My Foolish Heart - Masabumi Kickuchi
11. Ceora - Lee Morgan
12. O Grande Amor - Antonio Carlos Jobim/Stan Getz
13. Triste - Caj Tjader
14. Pensitiva - Art Blakey
15. Watch What Happens - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Tommy Flanagan
16. The Shadow of Your Smile - Wes Montgomery
17. Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
18. Recorda Me - Joe Henderson and Kenny Dorham
19. Bossa Nova U.S.A. - Dave Brubeck
20. Wave - Paul Desmond
21. Coral Keys - Freddie Hubbard
22. Clouds - Cannonball Adderley
23. Stumpy Bossa Nova - Coleman Hawkins
24. Con Alma - Dizzy Gillespie
25. Berimbau - Astrud Gilberto
26. Vera Cruz - Stanley Turrentine
27. Recado Bossa Nova - Roy Eldridge
28. Music to Watch Girls By - Al Hirt
29. Prelude in E Minor - Gerry Mulligan
30. Besame Mucho - Grant Green
31. Bahia - Charlie Byrd/Stan Getz
32. Yellow Bird - Gene Ammons
33. Moon and Sand - Kenny Burrell
34. In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town - Dizzy Gillespie
35. O Morro Nao Tem Vez - Antonio Carlos Jobim/Stan Getz
36. African Bossa Nova - Ahmed Abdul-Malik
37. Broadway Bossa Nova - Dave Brubeck
38. Once I Loved - Milt Jackson/Monty Alexander
39. Sossegado Bossa Nova - Frank Duvall
40. Love for Sale - Marian McPartland
41. Bossa Nova Ova - Pepper Adams/Thad Jones
42. Bossa Nova West - Red Holloway
43. Falsa Baiana - Joao Gilberto
44. Gentle Rain - Astrud Gilberto
45. Winter Moon - Stan Getz
46. Tristeza - Baden Powell
47. Para Machuchar Meu Coracao - Antonio Carlos Jobim
48. Amy's Theme - Martin Denny
49. 'S Wonderful - John Pizzarelli
50. Agua de Beber - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Greatest Jazz Sambas
  1. Spain - Chick Corea
  2. St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
  3. One Note Samba - Coleman Hawkins
  4. Captain Marvel - Stan Getz
  5. Mas Que Nada - Dizzy Gillespie
  6. Tiger of San Pedro - John La Barbera
  7. Samba Do Suenho - Caj Tjader
  8. Jive Samba - Cannonball Adderley
  9. Samba de Minha Terra - Charlie Byrd
10. Harlem Samba - Dizzy Gillespie
11. Cold Shot - Paquito D'rivera/Slide Hampton
12. Spanish Fly - Milt Jackson
13. Brazil - Grant Green
14. Summer Samba - Duke Ellington
15. Little Black Samba - Grover Washington Jr.
16. So Danco Samba - Larry Goldings
17. Jazz Samba - Bill Evans/Jim Hall
18. Jazz-A-Samba - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
19. Paquito's Samba - Paquito D'Rivera
20. Samba Song - Chick Corea
21. Simple Samba - Jim Hall
22. Almost a Samba - Gail Marten/Clem Ehoff
23. Soulville Samba - Oscar Peterson
24. Samba Triste - Charlie Byrd/Stan Getz
25. Carioca - Oscar Peterson
Greatest Afro-Cubops
  1. A Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
  2. Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie/Chano Pozo
  3. Tito - Arturo Sandoval
  4. Havana Special - Chico O'Farrill
  5. Oro, Incienso Y Mirra - Dizzy Gillespie/Machito
  6. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite - Charlie Parker
  7. The Latin Train - Arturo Sandoval
  8. Cuban Nightmare - Tito Puente
  9. Sopa de Pichon - Machito
10. Guantanamera - Arturo Sandoval
Greatest Latin Ballads
  1. Corcovado - Stan Getz/Antonio Carlos Jobim/Astrud and Joao Gilberto
  2. My Foolish Heart - Masabumi Kickuchi
  3. Ceora - Lee Morgan
  4. Drume Negrita - Arturo Sandoval
  5. My Romance - Stan Getz
  6. Blue Bossa - Joe Henderson/Kenny Dorham
  7. Solea (Spanish) - Miles Davis
  8. Blue Skies - Stan Getz
  9. Waheera - Arturo Sandoval
10. Prelude in E Minor - Gerry Mulligan
Greatest Latin Jazz Artists
  1. Dizzy Gillespie (Afro Cubop)
  2. Stan Getz (Bossa Nova)
  3. Joao Gilberto (Bossa Nova)
  4. Chano Pozo (Afro Cubop)
  5. Arturo Sandoval (Afro Cubop)
  6. Antonio Carlos Jobim (Bossa Nova)
  7. Chico O'Farrill (Afro Cubop)
  8. Poncho Sanchez (All-Around)
  9. Machito (Afro Cubop)
10. Tito Puente (Afro Cubop)


Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.


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