Return of the Latin Lantzmen

August 17th, 2009 | admin | No Comments | Categories: Blog, Mazeltov, Mis Amigos, Press

  • On the 1961 album Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos, an all-star lineup of New York jazz musicians mashed up Jewish and Latin styles under the fake name Juan Calle & His Latin Lantzmen. Before a tribute concert this weekend at Lincoln Center, composer and pianist Arturo O’Farrill and music historian Roger Bennett join us to tell the “only-in-New-York” story of a Latin and African-American ensemble that recorded songs like “Havah Nagilah (Cha-Cha).”

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