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Juan Tizol: His talents, his collaborators, his legacy

Author(s): Serrano , Basilio

Journal: Centro Journal
ISSN 1538-6279

Volume: XVIII;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Jazz | LatinJazz | Juan Tizol | Puerto Rican music | music

Juan Tizol is often remembered as the famed trombonist who composed the jazz evergreens known as ¿Caravan¿ and ¿Perdido.¿ Few know that this enigmatic figure was a multifaceted talent who lived an extraordinary life in the world of music, and who was a native of Puerto Rico who divided his life into four broad segments, the first 20 years in his native homeland, the next several years in Washington, D.C., the third in New York City, and finally the fourth segment in Los Angeles. From these different venues, Tizol acquired an abundance of musical experiences that permitted him to make a contribution that has been described as one ¿whose Latin American touch changed the Duke Ellington Orchestra ¿ and the history of jazz.¿ This article provides the reader with greater details of Juan Tizol´s contributions as a trombonist, composer, and music transcriber

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