Singer, pianist, guitarist, percussionist, song writer, and bandleader Slim Gaillard may be the most underestimated musician in jazz.
A comic entertainer, he also had amazing chops – and was one of the first North American musicians to fully embrace Cuban influences.
Here he is with a tune called “Bongo Cito.”
He went through a period where he loved putting the word “bongo” is a title or lyric, but he wasn’t just talk. He had a good feel for the Cuban thing as this recording clearly show.
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