Long Description: Songo Jazz Pete Bax, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz, royalty free audio, royalty-free stock music and download music
Keywords: Songo represented a major breakthrough in Latin music by introducing the drumset into the standard percussion triumvirate of congas, timbales and bongos... the songo rhythm finally put the drumset on equal footing with the other instruments” (
When played on a drum kit, songo patterns are clave-based rumba-funk hybrids. In the early 1980s, these patterns caught the attention of North American drummers, whom as a result, were now able to appreciate the clave-based structure underlying funk. North American drummers in turn, adopted songo ideas into various jazz and funk inventions of their own. The fluidly changing patterns of songo, offer a more complex palate of rhythmic textures for jazz, than the "angular" mambo rhythms typically used in Latin jazz.
Pete Bax as done for the Songo what Stan Getz did for the Bosa Nova.