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Big Band Bebop

Donald Macleod is joined by trumpeter and arranger Guy Barker to explore the birth of big band bebop and other post-war developments after the decline of swing.

Donald Macleod looks at the decline of swing and the birth of big band bebop. He is joined by Guy Barker, who discusses his experiences of meeting and playing with the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and they explore the music of others seeking to revolutionize the sound of the big bands in the post-war period.

1 hour

Music Played

  • BILLY ECKSTINE

    Second Balcony Jump

    Performer: Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra. Composer: Gerald Andre Valentine.
    • SAVOY:SJL2214.
    • SAVOY.
    • 7.
  • ED FINCKEL

    Boyd Meets Stravinsky

    Orchestra: Boyd Raeburn & His Orchestra.
    • Savoy Jazz: SV-0185.
    • Savoy Jazz.
    • 1.
  • Claude Thornhill

    Snowfall

    Orchestra: Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra.
    • Affinity :AFSD 1040.
    • Affinity.
    • 1.
  • Billy Eckstine

    It Ain't Like That

    Orchestra: Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra.
    • SAVOY:SJL2214.
    • SAVOY.
    • 7.
  • William Eckstein

    I Love the Rhythm in a Riff

    Orchestra: Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra.
    • SAVOY:SJL2214.
    • SAVOY.
    • 6.
  • Eddie Finkle

    Duck Waddle

    Orchestra: Boyd Raeburn & His Orchestra.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Arab Dance

    Music Arranger: Gil Evans. Orchestra: Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra.
    • LP AFFINITY: AFSD1040.
    • LP AFFINITY:.
    • 1.
  • Walter "Gil" Fuller

    Things to Come

    Composer: Dizzy Gillespie. Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra.
    • LEJAZZ: CD 25.
    • LEJAZZ.
    • 9.
  • Gillespie

    Groovin' High

    Performer: Charlie Persip. Performer: Quincy Jones. Performer: Ernie Wilkins. Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra. Performer: Dizzy Gillespie. Performer: Phil Woods.
    • Dizzy Gillespie Big Band.
    • Verve.
    • 15.
  • Gillespie/Brown

    One Bass Hit

    Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra.
    • Musicraft: MVS-2010.
    • Musicraft.
    • 2.
  • Sebastián Iradier

    La Paloma

    Orchestra: Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra.
    • HEP: HEPCD 17.
    • HEP.
    • 5.
  • Tadd Cameron

    Cool Breeze

    Orchestra: Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra. Performer: Dizzy Gillespie.
    • Birks Works - Verve Big Band Sessions.
    • Verve.
    • 16.
  • Tadd Dameron

    Stop Look and Listen

    Orchestra: Tadd Dameron Orchestra.
    • Riverside: RLP 419.
    • Riverside.
    • 1.

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