Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie



This concise 11-track disc of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s music hits all the high notes, emphasizing the work he produced post-Charlie Parker, (excepting “Bloomdido”) including a selection from his brilliant recordings with his mid-1950’s big band that Gillespie himself thought his best ever working group. Studded with stars the likes of Roy Eldridge, Benny Golson and Latin percussionist Candido (“Caravan”) and terrific performances such as “Cool Breeze,” “Leap Frog,” and “Exactly Like You.”, this disc is an enviable Dizzy acquaintance maker. Total Time: 62 minutes

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