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

DIZZY GILLESPIE - CUBANA BE, CUBANA BOP

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