Monday Blues Digression: Manteca

Dizzy Gillespie and the 1982 dream band perform Cubo-Bop classic Manteca, written in 1947 by Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and Gil Fuller. Here.

Melba Liston's trombone solo at 3:40 is one of her last video recorded major performances before she began to succumb to a series of multiple strokes a few years later.

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