Dizzy Gillespie Diggin' Dizz [2009]

Dizzy Gillespie - Diggin' Dizz (2009)  

Posted by TmanHome at May 30, 2015
Dizzy Gillespie - Diggin' Dizz (2009)

Dizzy Gillespie - Diggin' Dizz (2009)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 158 min | 362 MB
Label: Le Chant Du Monde | Rel: 2009

One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. Rather than basing his improvisations closely on the melody as was done in swing, he was a master of chordal improvising, creating new melodies that were based on the structure of a song.
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Algo Bueno - The Complete Bluebird/Musicraft Recordings & The Pleyel Concert (1946 - 1949)

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Algo Bueno - The Complete Bluebird/Musicraft Recordings & The Pleyel Concert (1946 - 1949)
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© 1946 - 1949, 1999 Definitive Records / Disconforme | DR2CD 11138
Jazz / Big Band / Bop / Latin Jazz / Trumpet

This double CD collects all of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band sides from 1946-1949 for the Bluebird and Musicraft labels, including seven previously unissued cuts. These bands were renowned for their hard-swinging styles that accented the toughness of bebop wailing R&B and Latin/Cuban grooves. Some of Diz's sidemen included Milt Jackson, Cecil Payne, Ray Brown, Willie Bobo, Yusef Lateef, Johnny Hartman, Leo Parker, John Lewis, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Dorham, James Moody, Ernie Henry, Al McKibbon, and dozens of others. Here are formidable versions of "Two Bass Hit," "Cubana Bop," "Jump Did-Le-Ba," "Oop-Pop-A-Da," and many others. In addition to the studio sides there is an entire Paris concert included from a radio transcription, making these sides indispensable. The only downside is the lack of liner notes – though full session notation is included.
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933 | Time: 00:58:11

Jazz collectors can be an obsessive, detail-minded bunch, so when they acquire Vol. 2 of CAP's Dizzy in South America series, they're bound to be frustrated by the fact that the credits don't give any exact recording dates or let you know exactly where in South America each 1956 performance was recorded. As frustrating as that is, however, Vol. 2 is a CD that collectors and Dizzy Gillespie fans will be glad to get their hands on. No serious Gillespie aficionado could resist hearing previously unreleased live performances of "Tin Tin Deo," "The Champ," and "Groovin' High," especially when the sound quality is decent (by 1956 standards) and the band boasts such heavyweights as Phil Woods (alto sax), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Jimmy Powell (alto sax), Walter Davis, Jr. (piano), and the tour's musical director Quincy Jones (trumpet). Gillespie has many inspired moments on trumpet, and featured vocalist Austin Cromer provides some memorable crooning on "Because of You" and "Wonder Why".
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 1 (1999)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 1 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933 | Time: 00:56:52

In the summer of 1956, the famed Harlem congressman Adam Clayton Powell arranged for Dizzy Gillespie to embark on a worldwide goodwill-ambassador tour sponsored by the State Department. Gillespie and an all-star big band featuring trumpeter Quincy Jones, the late trombonist Melba Liston, alto saxophonist Phil Woods, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson performed in Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to frenzied, beret-wearing fans. Recordings were made but they weren't commercially available and were played only for a select group of musicians before Gillespie's death in 1993. Now the sides have been released, showcasing Dizzy at his bebopping best.
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie Meets The Phil Woods Quintet (1986) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie Meets The Phil Woods Quintet (1986) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1986, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6352
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Latin Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Dizzy Gillespie meets the Phil Woods Quintet – a group that already has a great trumpeter in the form of Tom Harrell – which makes the album here a double-horn delight! Dizzy's on trumpet throughout, and Harrell plays both trumpet and flugelhorn – and the pair work well with Woods' alto in the front line, sharing back and forth, and creating a lively interplay between the different voices of their instruments. Dizzy is impeccable – as he always is at this point in his career – and rhythms are nice and tight, thanks to piano from Hal Galper, bass from Steve Gilmore, and drums from Bill Goodwin. Titles include a great reading of Galper's Loose Change" – plus "Terrestris", "Love For Sale", "Oon Ga Wa", and "Whasidishean".
Dizzy Gillespie - One Night In Washington (1955) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Dizzy Gillespie - One Night In Washington (1955) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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© 2013 Elektra / Musician / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27313 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A rare 50s performance – featuring a smoking version of "The Afro Suite" – plus some more boppish numbers too! Dizzy Gillespie was recruited as a special guest to perform on March 13, 1955, in concert with the Orchestra (a Washington, D.C., big band), a date that was recorded by Bill Potts and not initially released until 1983 by Elektra Musician. Although there was only a brief rehearsal of Gillespie with the band prior to their performance of the trumpeter's "The Afro Suite" (which includes "Manteca" plus a trio of pieces written in collaboration with Chico O'Farrill), they provide excellent support for this extended work, which features the composer extensively.

Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra - Afro (1954)  

Posted by TestTickles at Oct. 4, 2015
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra - Afro (1954)

Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra - Afro (1954)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 116 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 64 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

Afro is the 1954 album by jazz tromonist Dizzy Gillespie. Originally released as Norgran MG-N 1003 in 1954, this CD was released by Verve on 7 May, 2002. The album was recorded and mixed in mono, thus the file size is correct.
Dizzy Gillespie - Have Trumpet, Will Excite! (1959) {2015 Poll Winners 24-bit Remaster}

Dizzy Gillespie - Have Trumpet, Will Excite! (1959) {2015 Poll Winners 24-bit Remaster}
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© 2015 Verve / Poll Winners Records | PWR 27343 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

This collection contains the complete Dizzy Gillespie studio LP "Have Trumpet, Will Excite!" (Verve MGV S-8313), made by the outstanding 1959 Gillespie Quintet with Junior Mance and Les Spann. Two additional tunes and the only existing four alternate takes from the sessions have been added here as a bonus.
Dizzy Gillespie - The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (1954-64) [7CD] {2006 Mosaic Box Set}

Dizzy Gillespie - The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (1954-64) [7CD] {2006 Mosaic Box Set}
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© 2006 Mosaic Records | MCD7-234
Jazz / Bop / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Trumpet

These sessions document unequivocally why Dizzy Gillespie is still considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of jazz, for his mastery of the instrument, his command of time, his control over musical ideas, and his ability to entertain. He was blessed during this period, which spans 1954 to 1963, with stellar sidemen, unparalleled arrangements, and a surge of excitement for making music.

Dizzy Gillespie - Odyssey 1945-1952 (2002)  

Posted by TmanHome at July 24, 2015
Dizzy Gillespie - Odyssey 1945-1952 (2002)

Dizzy Gillespie - Odyssey 1945-1952 (2002)
Jazz, Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 189 min | 437 MB
Label: Savoy Jazz | Rel: 2002

This excellent three-disc set contains 64 great songs performed by Dizzy Gillespie and company in varied settings. Odyssey: 1945-1952 chronicles the master trumpeter in small groups, big bands, a session with strings, and also some blues. Among the rare treats on the collection are a full-fledged Gillespie big band score "Interlude (A Night in Tunisia)," performed here with the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, where Gillespie worked for a couple of weeks at a time in both 1944 and 1945. The inimitable "Groovin' High" is played by the Dizzy Gillespie Sextet of which Charlie Parker, Cozy Cole, and Slam Stewart were members. The song is heard here as a classic bebop contrafact based on the chord progression of "Whispering," which became a million-seller for Paul Whiteman.