Luciano Pozo González (January 7, 1915 in Havana – December 3, 1948 in New York City), known professionally as Chano Pozo was a Cuban jazz percussionist, singer, dancer, and composer. Despite only living to age 33, he played a major role in the founding of Latin jazz. He co-wrote some of Dizzy Gillespie's Latin-flavored compositions, such as "Manteca" and "Tin Tin Deo", and was the first Latin percussionist in Gillespie's band.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 7th, 1915 (Havana), Died December 2nd, 1942 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-050877||10-in.||5/27/1940||Blen blen blen||Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||E0FB-3941||10-in.||3/23/1950||Ariñañara||Conjunto Tito Puente ; Alfredito Valdés ; Vicentico Valdés||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-2718||10-in.||12/2/1949||Si no tienes swing||Miguelito Valdés||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pozo, Chano," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102944.
Pozo, Chano. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102944.
"Pozo, Chano." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.
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