Manteca Anniversary Fifty years ago today, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra...plus a Cuban percussionist...recorded a song for RCA Records that firmly established a new jazz rhythm. Afro-Cuban jazz, as it came to be called, went on to become a major component of be-bop jazz styles. We'll hear the song. (3:30) ((ST
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Manteca Anniversary

Manteca Anniversary

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Fifty years ago today, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra...plus a Cuban percussionist...recorded a song for RCA Records that firmly established a new jazz rhythm. Afro-Cuban jazz, as it came to be called, went on to become a major component of be-bop jazz styles. We'll hear the song. (3:30) ((ST