Savannah Music Festival LIVE 1002 – Piano Showdown, the Latin Tinge

In a memorable Library of Congress interview with folklorist Alan Lomax, Jelly Roll Morton described the “Spanish Tinge” as tresillo and habanera rhythms of Afro-Cuban music that were an essential ingredient to jazz music. In this episode, we listen to a 2017 concert exploring that phenomenon with three acclaimed jazz pianists, Marcus Roberts, Danilo Perez and Chucho Valdes, performing solos and duets at the Trustees Theater in Savannah.