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Dizzy Gillespie

"Dizzy like a fox", John Birks Gillespie was at once madcap wit, bebop theoretician and trumpet legend. Geoffrey Smith surveys his post-bop career, including work with his storming 1950s big band.

1 hour

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Sun 8 Nov 2015 00:00

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  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Salt Peanuts

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie, t; Charlie Parker, as; Al Haig, p; Curly Russell, b; Sid Catlett, d. 1945.

    Composer: Gillespie, Clarke

    • Bop Begins.
    • Topaz.
    • TPZ 1051. Tr. 7 (3.13).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Things to Come

    Performer: Dave Burns, Talib Daawud, Kenny Dorham, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lynch, Elmon Wright, t; Leon Comegys, Alton "Slim" Moore, Gordon Thomas, tb; Howard Johnson, Sonny Stitt, as;. Performer: Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky, ts; Leo Parker, bs; Milt Jackson, vib; John Lewis, p; Ray Brown, b; Kenny Clarke, d. 9 July 1946.

    Composer: Fuller, Gillespie

    • Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Verve.
    • 549 086-2. Tr. 8 (2.45).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Manteca

    Performer: Benny Bailey, Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Lamar Wright, t; Dizzy Gillespie, t, v; Ted Kelly, William Shepherd, tb; John Brown, Howard Johnson, as;. Performer: Joe Gayles, Big Nick Nicholas, ts; Cecil Payne, bs; John Lewis, p; Al McKibbon, b; Kenny Clarke, d; Chano Pozo, cga, bgo. 30 December 1947.

    Composer: Gillespie, Fuller, Pozo

    • Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Verve.
    • 549 086-2. Tr. 10 (3.04).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Jessica's Day

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie, Emmett Berry, Carl Warwick, Quincy Jones, Joe Gordon, t; Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Leavitt, tb; Phil Woods, Jimmy Powell, as;. Performer: Ernie Wilkins, Billy Mitchell, ts; Marty Flax, bs; Walter Davis, p; Nelson Boyd, b; Charlie Persip, d. 1956.

    Composer: Jones

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 968. D2, Tr. 2 (4.46).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Stable Mates

    Performer: Talib Daawud, Lee Morgan, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, t; Dizzy Gillespie, t, arr; Al Grey, Rod Levitt, tb; Melba Liston, tb, arranger; Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell, as;. Performer: Billy Mitchell, ts; Benny Golson, ts, arr; Billy Root, bs; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul West, b; Charlie Persip, d. 8 April 1957.

    Composer: Golson

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1028. D2, Tr. 13 (4.09).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Groovin' High

    Performer: Joe Gordon, Quincy Jones, Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, t; Dizzy Gillespie, t; Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, tb; Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods, as;. Performer: Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, ts; Marty Flax, bs; Walter Davis Jr. p; Nelson Boyd, b; Charlie Persip, d. 1956.

    Composer: Gillespie, Stone

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1028. D2, Tr. 14 (3.49).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    On the Sunny Side of the Street

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie, v, t; Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, ts; Ray Bryant, p; Tommy Bryant, b; Charlie Persip, d. 19 December 1957.

    Composer:

    • Four Classic Albums.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1028. D2, Tr. 1 (5.40).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    St. Louis Blues

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie, t; Junior Mance, p; Les Span, g; Sam Jones, b; Lex Humphries, d. February 1959. Composer: Dizzy Gillespie.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC FSR-CD 580 (5.49).
    • 5.
  • Duke Ellington

    U.M.M.G.

    Performer: Duke Ellington, p; Dizzy Gillespie, t; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d. 1959.

    Composer: Strayhorn

    • Jazz Party.
    • Philips.
    • BBL 7324. S2/1 (4.28).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    No More Blues (Chega de Saudade)

    Performer: Dizzy gillespie, t; Leo Wright, Lalo Schifrin, p; Elek Bacsik, g; Chris White, b; Pepito Riestria, perc. 24 July 1962.

    Composer: Jobim, Demoraes

    • Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Verve.
    • 549 086, Track 15 (10.20).
  • Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach

    Oo Pa Pa Da

    Performer: Dizzy Gillespie, t; Max Roach, d. 23 March 1989.

    Composer: Gillespie, Gonzales

    • Max and Dizzy – Paris 1989.
    • A&M.
    • 3964042 (2); D2, Tr. 6 (2.30).

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