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Books: Latin Jazz

Afro-Cuban Jazz
Scott Yanow
Miller Freeman Inc., 2000
This is a collection of biographies about notable Afro-Cuban Jazz artists with notes on selected recordings.

Latin Jazz: The Perfect Combination/La combinación perfecta
Raul Fernandez
Chronicle, 2002
This companion book to the Smithsonian exhibit on Latin Jazz follows the music from the Caribbean to New Orleans to New York. It includes photos from the exhibit.

Tito Puente: King of Latin Music
Jim Payne
Hudson Music, 2006
Book and included DVD recounts Tito Puente's career and rise to "El Rey" (The King) of Latin Jazz. Also explores musical genres and styles important to Puente and other Latin musicians.