DIZZY GILLESPIE
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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917 –1993) was a U.S. jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer.

Gillespie, with Charlie Parker (Bird), was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz He was also instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz. Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and gifted improviser. In addition to his instrumental skills, Dizzy's beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn and pouched cheeks, and his light-hearted personality endeared many to what was regarded as threatening and frightening music.

In his playing, Gillespie built on the "saxophonic" style of Roy Eldridge and the harmonic complexity of Charlie Parker, and then went far beyond Bird. That is, unlike his great contemporary, Dizzy made a point of enthusiastically teaching future generations (such as Miles Davis) about the convolutions of bop.

His memorable trademarks were distending his cheeks while playing (unlike most trumpet players, who are
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Sonny Side UpSonny Side Up
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Verve Records 1997
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DIZZY GILLESPIE Discography

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Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars
Big Band 1947
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Dizzy Gillespie Plays & Johnny Richards Conducts
Big Band 1950
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Modern Trumpets
Big Band 1952
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Dizzy Gillespie Plays
Bop 1953
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Horn of Plenty
Bop 1953
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Dizzy Gillespie With Strings
Bop 1953
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Dizzy Over Paris
Bop 1953
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Ol' Man Rebop
Big Band 1954
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Dizzy and Strings (aka Diz Big Band)
Big Band 1954
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Diz And Getz
Bop 1955
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Plays
Bop 1955
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Blue 'n Boogie
Bop 1956
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Manteca (aka Afro)
Bop 1956
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The Champ
Bop 1956
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School Days
Bop 1956
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Jazz Recital
Bop 1956
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World Statesman
Big Band 1956
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Dizzy At Home And Abroad
Big Band 1957
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The Dizzy Gillespie Story
Bop 1957
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Sittin' In
Bop 1957
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Birks' Works
Bop 1957
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Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith
Bop 1957
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Spotlight On Dizzie Gillespie And Chuck Lewis
Bop 1958
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Duets
Bop 1958
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Swing Chez Les 3 Grands
Bop 1958
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The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie
Bop 1959
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Have Trumpet, Will Excite!
Bop 1959
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The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All
Bop 1959
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A Portrait of Duke Ellington
Big Band 1960
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Perceptions
Big Band 1961
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Giants Of Modern Jazz (with Charlie Parker)
Bop 1962
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Something Old, Something New
Bop 1963
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New Wave!
Latin Jazz 1963
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The Cool World (Original Score)
Jazz Soundtracks 1964
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Jambo Caribe
Latin Jazz 1964
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The New Continent
Big Band 1965
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The Melody Lingers On
Latin Jazz 1966
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It's My Way
Bop 1969
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Soul & Salvation (aka Souled Out)
Bop 1969
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Portrait Of Jenny
Bop 1970
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The Real Thing
Bop 1970
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Cornucopia
Bop 1970
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Giants (with Bobby Hackett / Mary Lou Williams / Grady Tate / George Duvivier)
Bop 1971
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The Source
Latin Jazz 1973
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Dizzy!
Bop 1974
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The Giant
Bop 1975
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The Bop Session
Bop 1975
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Bahiana
Latin Jazz 1976
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Dizzy Gillespie Y Machito : Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods
Latin Jazz 1976
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Dizzy's Party
Bop 1977
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Free Ride
Bop 1977
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The King Of Bop
Bop 1979
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The Trumpet Summit Meets The Oscar Peterson Big 4
Big Band 1980
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To A Finland Station (with Arturo Sandoval)
Bop 1983
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Closer To The Source
Bop 1984
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New Faces
Bop 1985
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Enduring Magic (with Mitchell-Ruff Duo)
Bop 1986
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Dizzy Gillespie Meets The Phil Woods Quintet
Bop 1987
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Endlessly
Bop 1988
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The Symphony Sessions: August 25th, 1989
Bop 1990

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DIZZY GILLESPIE live albums

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Concert In Paris
Big Band 1953
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Pleyel Jazz Concert
Bop 1954
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In Concert featuring Chano Pozo
Big Band 1954
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Dizzy In Greece
Bop 1957
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At Newport
Big Band 1957
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Gillespiana
Latin Jazz 1960
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The Carnegie Hall Concert
Bop 1961
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Dizzy on the French Riviera
Bop 1962
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Dateline: Europe Dizzy Gillespie In Concert
Bop 1963
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Dizzy Gillespie & the Double Six of Paris
Bop 1963
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3/27/65 Charlie Parker 10th Memorial Concert
Hard Bop 1965
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Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
Bop 1967
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Live At The Village Vanguard
Bop 1967
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The Dizzy Gillespie "Reunion" Big Band 20th & 30th Anniversary
Big Band 1968
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In Concert (with The Mitchell-Ruff Duo)
Bop 1971
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A Musical Safari (Featuring Lalo Schifrin)
Bop 1974
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Live At Montreux Jazz festival 1975
Bop 1975
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Sweet Soul
Soul Jazz 1977
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Montreux '77
Bop 1977
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Digital At Montreux, 1980
Bop 1980
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Dizzy Gillespie Jam
Bop 1981
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Musician-Composer-Raconteur
Bop 1982
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One Night In Washington
Big Band 1983
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Dizzy Gillespie Y Gonzalo Rubalcaba ‎– Gillespie En Vivo
Latin Jazz 1985
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Dizzy Gillespie Y Arturo Sandoval ‎– Gillespie En Vivo
Latin Jazz 1985
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Live At The Royal Festival Hall
Big Band 1990
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To Bird With Love
Bop 1992
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To Diz, With Love (Live At The Blue Note)
Bop 1992
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Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Copenhagen Concert 1959
Bop 1992
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Dizzy for President
Bop 1997
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Paris Jazz Concert: Olympia, 24 November 1965
Bop 1998
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Live at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival
Bop 2007
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Unissued In Europe 1971
Bop 2008

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Volume III
Bop 1974
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Dee Gee Days
Bop 1976
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The Legendary Guild And Musicraft Sides
Bop 1980
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Dizzy Gillespie 1944-1946
Bop 1981
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Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: 1962
Big Band 1985
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Lady Be Good
Bop 1989
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Jazz Collector Edition
Bop 1991
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Groovin' High
Bop 1992
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Shaw 'Nuff
Bop 1993
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Verve Jazz Masters 10
Bop 1994
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Professor Bop
Bop 1995
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1940 - 1941
Bop 1995
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The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Bop 1995
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Complete Edition, Volume 3: 1941 - 1942
Bop 1995
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Midnite Jazz & Blues: Dizzy Atmosphere
Bop 1995
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Dizzier and Dizzier
Bop 1996
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The Jazz Masters: 100 anos de Jazz
Bop 1996
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Complete Edition, Volume 4: 1943-1944
Bop 1996
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Complementary Works, Volume 5: 1945
Bop 1996
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The Chronological Classics: Dizzy Gillespie 1945
Bop 1996
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Things to Come
Bop 1996
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Be Bop
Bop 1997
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Talkin' Verve
Bop 1997
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Greatest Hits
Bop 1997
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Ultimate Dizzy Gillespie
Bop 1998
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Plays in Paris
Bop 1998
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Complete Edition, Volume 7-8: 1946
Bop 1998
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The Chronological Classics: Dizzy Gillespie 1946-1947
Bop 1998
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The Gold Collection
Bop 1998
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Blue Moon
Bop 1999
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Essential
Bop 1999
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Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Dizzy Gillespie
Bop 2000
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Cubana Be, Cubana Bop
Bop 2000
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Anthology
Bop 2000
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Jazz in Paris: Cognac Blues
Bop 2001
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Night In Tunisia
Bop 2001
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Manteca
Bop 2001
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Matrix: The Perception Sessions
Bop 2001
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Odyssey: 1945-1952
Bop 2002
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Jazz in Paris: Dizzy Gillespie & his Operatic Strings Orchestra
Bop 2002
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Hall of Fame
Bop 2002
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Professor Bebop
Bop 2002
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The Dizzy Gillespie Story
Bop 2002
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The Chronological Classics: Dizzy Gillespie 1952
Bop 2003
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The Great Blue Star Sessions 1952-1953
Bop 2004
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Gettin' Dizzy: The High Flying Dizzy Gillespie
Bop 2005
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The Chronological Classics: Dizzy Gillespie 1953
Bop 2005
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Just Jazz: Groovin' With Diz & Co.
Bop 2005
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The Chronological Classics: Dizzy Gillespie 1953-1954
Bop 2006
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Dizzy Digs Paris
Bop 2006
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At Newport (50th anniversary edition)
Big Band 2007

DIZZY GILLESPIE singles (1)

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Groovin' High / Blue'n Boogie
Bop 1945

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DIZZY GILLESPIE Reviews

DIZZY GILLESPIE Sweet Soul

Live album · 1977 · Soul Jazz
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Dizzy Gillespie started out his career as one of jazz’s most important trailblazing innovators. Like most musicians who stick around long enough, Dizzy’s later career was a mixed bag with the always good-natured Diz willing to participate in endeavors that were sometimes less than stellar, which leads us to this pop-RnB soul jazz LP that is sometimes titled “Sweet Soul”, and other times, “Azure Blue”. Whatever it is titled, it is actually Dizzy's "Soul and Salvation", released in 1969, and it sounds very much like a 60s RnB production geared for am radio and automobile dashboard speakers.

Soul jazz in itself is a genre that ranges from excellent sides by folks like Eddie Harris and Herbie Mann, to pure commercial fluff put out by others. “Sweet Soul” falls somewhere in-between those two extremes with about half the cuts featuring solid RnB/jazz riffs, while the other half can range from trite to outright annoying. The credits on here are very sketchy, but there is a very prominent saxophonist on here who carries most of the melodies and a lot of the solos too, quite possibly it is James Moody, but there are several other saxophonists on here as well as a couple more trumpeters besides Diz.

“Sweet Soul” starts out fairly strong with the first five cuts all being fairly catchy RnB pop songs, third track “Azure Blue” is particularly striking with a great solo from Diz. Track six, “Party Man” introduces one of this album’s biggest faults, wordless vocals (“yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”) that repeat every couple of bars throughout the entire song in a very mind-numbing fashion. Its really hard to make it through the entire song after you have heard that refrain more than three or four times. A couple more songs also contain the overbearing vocals and as the album wears on you begin to realize that a lot of these songs are very similar to each other. Adding to this album’s cheapness and lack of credibility is this hilariously polite canned applause that starts and ends each song. I seriously doubt this is a “live” record as the applause is exactly the same every time it comes around.

The main plus on here is that Dizzy’s soloing is high energy on every cut, even the banal ones. Fans of rare groove and classic soul jazz may want to pick this up, there are just enough good cuts on here to make it worthwhile, but anyone looking for Gillespie’s outstanding contributions to jazz will want to pick up something from earlier in his career.

DIZZY GILLESPIE At Newport (50th anniversary edition)

Boxset / Compilation · 2007 · Big Band
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The 50th Anniversary edition of “Dizzy Gillespie at Newport” is another one of those CD re-issues that adds enough new material to make it a significant improvement over the original. The original version of “At Newport” did not include the songs that Gillespie’s band performed with Mary Lou Williams that day, those songs instead showed up on a split EP with Count Basie. This 50th Anniversary edition brings all the songs together and you can now hear the entire show, although the songs are not in the right order as they happened that day.

This CD opens up with the six tunes that comprised the original LP and contain some of the hottest playing you will ever hear from Dizzy and his band, or anyone else for that matter. Unlike the swing based bands of Ellington, Basie and others, Dizzy’s band was the be-bop big band; their tempos were fast, their unison lines a blur of speed and their solos displayed a new formidable modern technique. The opening tune “Dizzy’s Blues” busts out of the gate with Dizzy leading the charge with an incredible fiery hot solo relentlessly pushing the beat forward. Wynton Kelly’s jagged piano backup adds to the beautiful chaos. Dizzy tended to gear his shows towards the general public, not just die hard jazz fans, so there is always an upbeat easy going crowd pleasing nature to his shows, along with a good dose of humor. Whether or not Gillespie’s humor gets to be too silly or over done sometimes is a matter of taste.

The rest of the five tunes from the original LP are all good with “School Days” being a sure crowd pleaser with Dizzy doing silly school boy raps over a jump blues/rock-n-roll beat. “Manteca” is intense Latin jazz and “Cool Breeze” brings back the fast energy of the opener. The following tunes on this CD feature the cuts with Mary Lou Williams that were originally released as a separate EP back in the 50s. Apparently these were actually the opening tunes at the concert and present a totally different side of the band. William’s set opens with her ambitious three part “Zodiac Suite” which has the band digging into difficult and exotic 3rd stream type arrangements. This era of early big band experimentation produced some very interesting, almost naïve at times, creations and William’s odd “Suite” is no exception. The rest of this CD is made up of two more well known Latin flavored numbers.

What a great idea to bring the two original separate records of this concert together onto one CD. You get some excellent variety on here with the high brow and ambitious “Zodiac Suite” contrasting with the good times rockin energy of the other cuts. Besides Dizzy, some other great soloists on here include Al Grey on trombone, Pee Wee Moore and Benny Golson on sax, and Lee Morgan on trumpet.

On an interesting side note, Gillespie's 57 appearance at Newport came one year after Ellington’s big band smash success at the festival in 1956. No doubt Ellington’s success was an influence on Gillespie’s presentation as there are some interesting similarities including a three part suite followed by some crowd pleasing bluesy early rock-n-roll back beat.

DIZZY GILLESPIE In Concert featuring Chano Pozo

Live album · 1954 · Big Band
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The end of the big band era was marked by the emergence of the small combo playing be-bop, thus the idea of a big band playing bop seemed ironic at best, and impossible at worst. Many critics felt the big band format would prove too cumbersome for the new fleeter style, but undaunted, Dizzy Gillespie went ahead and put together a very successful big band in the new idiom. “Dizzy Gillespie in Concert” is a very early Gillespie big band recording (1948), but it was not released until 1954. This was his band’s first appearance on the west coast and the excitement shows in the performances and in the enthusiastic crowd reactions. I’m sure the concert was great, but unfortunately this recording isn't. The soloists come through pretty clearly, and the rhythm section isn’t too bad, but the ensemble horns sound distant, and sometimes barely audible. Even by the standards of live recordings in the late 40s, this isn't great. In all fairness though, some people really enjoy this record, despite the sound.

The tunes on here feature well known Gillespie crowd pleasers. Possibly Dizzy felt that since the big band itself was a risk, he might as well go with material people already knew. The arrangements lean heavily on Dizzy’s role models, Ellington and Basie, but the fiery horn lines in odd rhythms reflect Gillespie’s interest in Machito and other Afro-Cuban band leaders. Dizzy takes this material and modernizes it with the fire of bop. The rapid high pitched unison horn lines foreshadow the coming of macho horn sections such as the bands of Maynard Ferguson and Bill Chase. As mentioned earlier, the recorded sound of the ensemble work is often murky or vague, but the soloists come through loud and clear. Along with Gillespie on horn, you get three great saxophonists, James Moody, Cecil Payne and Ernie Henry. The main co-star though is Cuban conga player Chano Pozo, who drives the band with syncopated double time rhythms. Pozo’s presence in general helps add to the already present Afro-Cuban flavor in Gillespie’s arrangements.

A lengthy song with “humorous” scat vocals and other occasional cheezy displays of obvious humor may not be to everyone’s taste. As mentioned earlier, there is a crowd pleasing element to this show, but big band bop is never profitable or commercial by a long shot. The potential buyer needs to weigh which one trumps: good music or bad recording.

DIZZY GILLESPIE Gettin' Dizzy: The High Flying Dizzy Gillespie

Boxset / Compilation · 2005 · Bop
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“Gettin’ Dizzy, the High Flying Dizzy Gillespie” is a compilation of material recorded during his career peak (1945-1952) while he was with the Savoy label. Apparently this is considered a good compilation, but not the most comprehensive from that period. In defense of this fine CD though, I’d like to point out that this a very well put together collection of tunes that would make a great introduction to jazz for novices.

There are basically three ways to order the songs on a CD compilation; you can put them in historical order by year to show an artists development, or you can just throw them together with no set plan like so many thoughtless compilations, or lastly, you can put them in an appealing order like a radio show with good variety and a nice flow from one song to the next. On “Gettin Dizzy” they opt for the third option and make this CD flow like an excellent well planned classic radio special. It helps that Dizzy’s music has so much variety during this period. This CD offers a good mix of bop, big band bop, swing, female vocals, proto Afro Cuban jazz and even some pop with strings. Its hard to believe that this is all from one artist as it actually sounds like a snapshot of the entire jazz world during this period. Of course Dizzy’s playing during this time is just incredible.

To the serious jazz fan this CD probably has a few too many over played standards, but to someone new to jazz, this CD makes an excellent introduction. The tunes on here are short and snappy and they all have a nice variety in ensemble sounds that helps prevent “jazz combo fatigue”. The presence of well known tunes like “Salt Peanuts”, “Lover Man”, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” and others helps make the music more familiar.

DIZZY GILLESPIE Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac

Live album · 1967 · Bop
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Understand that Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac, a live album from the mid 60s, is not bad music, by any means. But it's not Dizzy's best album, either.

Diz himself is in fine form on this recording, and perhaps the advantage of such a late live record is that the listener gets to appreciate his live playing with much better sound quality than examples from earlier in his career. The rest of the band is hit-and-miss. We once again find James Moody as Gillespie's partner in crime, and he as well is playing at his usual high calibre, demonstrating virtuosity on the alto saxophone while at the same time proving that he is no slouch on the flute, either. While the man is certainly no Charlie Parker, he is nonetheless a stellar musician who complements Dizzy well.

Mike Longo and Otis Finch Jr, on piano and drums respectively, are rather mediocre. While they don't ruin the performance by any means, they aren't going to make anyone sit up and take notice - especially those who play piano or drums themselves. Finch, however, is noteworthy for the way in which he keeps up with Dizzy's changing rhythmic styles - from swing to Latin to African.

Perhaps the album's greatest liability is the mysterious Frank Schifano on bass, a man who I admit to knowing nothing about and who I'm not able to find very much information on, either. His bass playing is limited and rudimentary; his walks are simple and lack creativity, and while it might just be my imagination he seems to find himself off the beat with uncomfortable frequency.

Understand, however, that aside from the occasional goof on the bass, the disappointing rhythm section is still able to get the job done - the problem is simply that they are no match for the stellar horn section they seek to be supporting - one of whom is listed amongst the great legends of American music, no less.

As far as the music itself goes, the highlights are easily tracks 2 and 5. Track 2 is Mas Que Nada, a Brazilian pop song. Featuring explosive trumpet work from Diz and a combination of lilting flute and blazing sax from Moody over a Latin vibe that commands rather than invites the audience dance, this track is best summed up by the enthusiastic word heard from the audience: "Beautiful!"

Track 5, Kush, is a Gillespie original, and part of his Afro-Cuban jazz ideal. It opens with a breathtaking introduction, combining exotic percussion with soaring, exploratory flute work that does, in fact, evoke the jungles of Africa. This transitions into the head, which begins with a subdued trumpet lead before the entire band enters with an explosion. The bulk of the track is devoted to one solo each by Diz and Moody (on sax); however, while good, neither solo is the most interesting thing either musician has done.

The first song, the title track, is perhaps a bit of a novelty piece, but is nevertheless a good introduction to the Dizzy live experience. Experimenting with African beats, and good-natured interaction between Diz, Moody, and sometimes the audience as well, the song is fun without being obnoxious. The lyrics themselves are a tongue-in-cheek take on a famous African-American spiritual. There is a brief instrumental section (with a solo by Dizzy), but it's mostly vocals backed by drums.

This leaves tracks 3 and 4, both of which are far too short to be worth much attention. The former is a blues-y number, the latter is a ballad with Dizzy singing. While he's a mediocre singer at best, he at least seems to be aware of it and sounds like he is almost playing with the audience a bit.

All in all, this album is worth the price of admission, but not by much. It's a good example of Dizzy's playing, but really any prospective fan is much better off digging into some of his earlier albums (Live at Newport, for instance).

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