Lona – Mario Bauzá
Recorded 81 years ago, this is the oldest song in our catalog. Written for Chick Webb's big band by one of the most important early developers of Latin jazz, this song is in some ways far ahead of its time.
April 11, 1911 – July 11, 1993
Mario Bauzá is considered today to be one of the most important forces in the Afro-Cuban jazz movement—perhaps even the founding father of Latin jazz. His classical training, deep knowledge of Cuban music and love of jazz combined to make him uniquely able to compose Cuban-jazz integrations in the 1940s. Read more...