Tag: Dizzy Gillespie

Cal Tjader – “Soul Sauce”

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader, one of the earliest musicians to introduce Latin elements into the jazz idiom, was born on this day (July 16) in St. Louis in 1925.

Chano Pozo – “Manteca”

“Manteca,” by percussionist Chano Pozo and the Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Orchestra, served as a prototype for the genre of music that would come to be known as Latin jazz. 

Charlie Parker – “Ko-Ko”

Charlie Parker’s “Ko-Ko,” considered his first recording as a leader, was set to wax on this day (November 26) in 1945 at WOR Studios in New York City.

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