Watch the Beatnik Blues online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is usually credited with popularizing the use of Latin rhythms in jazz with tunes like "Manteca" and "Cubana Be, Cubana Bop," but decades earlier pianist and composer Jellyroll Morton was extolling the virtues of what he called "the Spanish Tinge" as an essential ingredient, and putting it to use in solo piano pieces like "Mamanita" and "The Crave." I cannot say enough good things about Jellyroll Morton's 1920s piano solos. (But hey ... "Manteca" isn't bad either.)

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