Fiesta – Cal Massey
With this song, his first recorded composition, Cal Massey had the high honor of having his music played by Charlie Parker. This sweet-sounding Latin song was later recorded by Philly Joe Jones.
January 11, 1927 – October 25, 1972
Calvin "Cal" Massey is best known as a composer whose works were recorded by some of the greatest musicians of the bebop and hard bop era. Born in Philadelphia but raised in Pittsburgh, Cal moved back to Philadelphia in his teens and met John Coltrane, starting a friendship that would last the rest of Coltrane's life. Read more...