Mike Longo is best-known as a trusted and versatile participant who was simply the pianist with Dizzy Gillespie during 1966-1973. He began acquiring piano lessons when he was three, performed skillfully when he was 15, even though in senior high school in Foot. Lauderdale, he previously the opportunity to try out with Cannonball Adderley. In 1960, Longo proved helpful on the Metropole in NY with Crimson Allen and Coleman Hawkins, spent 1961 surviving in Toronto (where he examined with Oscar Peterson), and returned to NY, where he followed some performers. Mike Longo documented with Gillespie during his period with the fantastic trumpeter and led some of his very own periods for Mainstream, Pablo (1976), and Consolidated Performers (1981). His profession slowed down and then, with his following major release getting Explosion in 2000.