When Afro-Cuban drummer Chano Pozo met jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in New York City, it was a meeting of two legends with musically explosive results. At the time, bebop was still new and revolutionary, but Chano’s fiery drumming served as a catalyst that furthered its dynamism. It was a short-lived partnership between the two, though, with only a few records produced before Chano Pozo died in a hailstorm of bullets—a drug deal gone bad.
Label: Dreyfus Jazz
Catalogue Number: 538421361