10 CD box set of 11 groundbreaking Latin Jazz LPs recorded between 1950 -1959. Featuring Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader, Herbie Mann, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and others. The albums in this box are perfect examples of when Afro Cuban rhythms meet the melodic invention of bebop.
The albums included are: Dizzy Gillespie 'Afro', Herbie Mann 'Flautista!', Mongo Santamaria 'Our Man in Havana', Art Blakey and His Jazz Messengers with Sabu 'Cu-Bop', Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet 'Mambo with Tjader', Perez Prado and Shorty Rogers 'Voodoo Suite', Bebo Valdés and His Orchestra 'Cuban Dance Party', Woody Herman and Tito Puente 'Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat!', Billy Taylor and Joe Holiday 'Mambo Jazz', Machito 'Afro Cuban Jazz - The Music of Chico O'Farril' and Chico O'Farrill '2nd Afro Cuban Jazz Suite'.