Dizzy Gillespie (1985)
A co-founder of the Afro-Cuban jazz movement, Gillespie made several musical research trips to Cuba after Castro's revolution. It was on one of these expeditions in 1977 that he first met Arturo Sandoval, the influential trumpeter and composer. The men shared the stage when Gillespie was invited to headline Havana's Fifth International Jazz Festival in 1985. Also performing was 22-year-old Cuban Gonzalo Rubalcaba, whom Gillespie dubbed the best jazz pianist he had encountered in more than a decade.