Dizzy Gillespie, at the same time he was developing bebop with other legends of that time as Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus or Thelonius Monk, also discovered afrocuban music, and along with Chano Pozo and other cuban musicians, matured afrocuban jazz in the late forties. 

In 1975 recorded Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods with Machito, returning to the roots of the style.