Bebop was the first concious step of afro-american musicians toward the renewal of their own cultural and historic being. It was a surprising advance that incorporated every modern musical tendency allowing the clash of jazz with its own roots through the cuban component-stressed when Chano Pow joined Gillespie‘s band-and keeping as a constant the character of improvisational music and the preference for the small instrumental formations. This was not a simple call for integration but fusion itself. To the cunning work that keeps and denies time, educates and convinces us all about the existence of Glory. To Diz, father and friend.

GONZALO RUBALCABA