Cubop City

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Machito, of course, was a prime mover in the whole Latin-jazz movement of the late 1940s and early 1950s, and one of his peaks came during the years 1949-1950, covered in this sensational set of live recordings from New York's Royal Roost. Several tunes, feature Brew Moore and/or Flip Phillips. The classic title cut adds to Moore the great Howard McGhee. The closing jam session includes Ella Fitzgerald -- now that's rare. Cubop's grandmaster in his golden age.

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