have been privileged to be in the presence of
rhythm greatness for going on 40 years. None have
reached the level of perfection of Giovanni Hidalgo.
Gio has inspired me, my company and a line of
congas that bear his name.
as LP was inspired by this master, Gio was inspired
by his many years of work with the great jazz
trumpet player and trend setting musician Dizzy
Giovanni's request, LP's Marcia Stevenson combined
two photos taken 23 years apart, to make an image
that could have been taken at one time, if we
could rewrite history.