Chano Pozo

Luciano Pozo González (January 7, 1915 – December 3, 1948), 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. According to Rebeca Mauleón, "Few percussionists have played as integral a role in shaping Latin music as Luciano 'Chano' Pozo González".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 7, 1915 (Havana), Died December 2, 1942 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conga, bongos, vocalist, lyricist

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Recordings

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 D7XB-2024 10-in. 11/10/1947 Cielito Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D7VB-2932 10-in. 12/22/1947 Algo bueno Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor D7VB-2933 10-in. 12/22/1947 Cool breeze Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Kenny Hagood Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor D7VB-2934 10-in. 12/22/1947 Cubana be Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Chano Pozo Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, conga  
Victor D7VB-2935 10-in. 12/22/1947 Cubana bop Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Chano Pozo Jazz/dance band with chanting instrumentalist, conga, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-3080 10-in. 12/30/1947 Manteca Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D9VB-2718 10-in. 12/2/1949 Si no tienes swing Miguelito Valdés Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-585 10-in. before 9/13/1940 Tun tun ¿Quién son? Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Alfredito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CU-613 10-in. before 10/16/1940 Muna sanganfimba Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CU-960 10-in. before 10/2/1942 Nagüe! Mariano Mercerón ; Muchachos Pimienta ; Camilo Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CU-1456 10-in. before 6/20/1946 Pin-pin Orlando Guerra ; Orquesta Julio Cueva Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CU-1563 10-in. before 11/20/1946 Llora Orlando Guerra ; Orquesta Casino de la Playa Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pozo, Chano," accessed May 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102944.

Pozo, Chano. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102944.

"Pozo, Chano." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102944

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