`Manteca` is one of the earliest foundational tunes of Afro-Cuban jazz. Co-written by Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo and Gil Fuller in 1947, it is among the most famous of Gillespie`s recordings (along with the earlier `A Night in Tunisia`) and is `one of the most important records ever made in the United States`, according to Gary Gidd
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Manteca (măntē'ku) , city (1990 pop. 40,773), San Joaquin co., central Calif.; founded 1870, inc. 1918. There is diverse agriculture, including grapes, sugar beets, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and nursery products. Industries include food processing and light manufacturing. A large arm...
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Their repertoire consisted of pieces composed by keyboardist Aaron Davis and Rick Tait. In addition to having horn sections and Latin and African percussion, they included synthesisers, creating music in a `pan-fusion` style, essentially jazz improvisation drawing from salsa, samba, funk and tribal influences. The band began playing
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Manteca is an album by jazz pianist Red Garland, released in 1958 on Prestige Records. The CD reissue included a bonus track recorded during the same session. == Track listing == == Personnel == ...
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