Chano and Dizzy: Cubop

Jazz innovator Dizzy Gillespie loved Cuban music. On the advice of fellow musician Mario Bauzá, Gillespie invited Cuban drummer Chano Pozo to play with his band in 1946. Pozo’s spectacular drumming, dancing, and singing thrilled jazz club audiences. He also collaborated with Gillespie to write tunes like Manteca, which mixed Cuban music with bebop.