Latin Jazz Birthday: Chano Pozo | January 7, 2013


Chano Pozo

Chano Pozo  1915-1948

Dancer, bandleader, composer and percussionist Chano Pozo introduced Afro-Cuban rhythms to Dizzy Gillespie, and changed music forever– in Cuba, the US and around the world.

Dizzy Gillespie tells the story of the composition Manteca:

And then Diz’s Dream Band from 1982 have their way with the tune…


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