Dizzy Gillespie Diggin' Dizz [2009]

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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 - 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 - Groovin' High (1945-46) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0152 rel 1992}

Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High (1945-46) {Savoy Jazz Japan SV-0152 rel 1992}
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© 1945-46, 1992 Savoy Jazz / Nippon Columbia | SV-0152
Jazz / Be Bop / Swing / Big Band / Trumpet

It's 1940s and Dizzy Gillespie's big band are at their absolute peak! Listening to this record makes me wonder why there ever became such a thing as jazz snobbery. This music doesn't sound like the domain for snobs. In fact it showcases jazz in a crucial and innovative place. Here we are in this place where swing and be-bop have long ago cross polinated eachother (one needed to have the other anyway:we all know in what way",you've got Dizzy whose at once both a great intellectual musician as well as being able to make it move. And here you have him playing with these…well nowadays you'd have to call them all stars such as Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, Charlie Parker, Cozy Cole, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Clarke…the list goes on like that and BIM BAM BOOM you've got big band be-bop!
Dizzy Gillespie - Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions (1951-52) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 4426 rel 1985}

Dizzy Gillespie - Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions (1951-52) {Savoy Jazz ZDS 4426 rel 1985}
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© 1951-52, 1985 Savoy Jazz | ZDS 4426
Jazz / Bop / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Trumpet

When Detroiter David Usher and Dizzy Gillespie founded the Dee Gee record label, they might have had an inkling that their project could, and would, fail financially due to poor distribution, the conversion from 78s to LPs, and the heavy hammer of the taxman. They might have felt, but could not have imagined, that they would create some of the most essential and pivotal jazz recordings for all time, not to mention some of the last great sides of the pioneering bebop era. Gillespie's large ensembles brought to public attention the fledgling young alto and tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, such Detroiters as guitarist Kenny Burrell or pianist/vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and vocalists Joe Carroll, Freddy Strong and Melvin Moore. Considering the years – 1951 and 1952 – this was revolutionary breakthrough music from a technical and entertainment aspect, delightful music that has stood the test of time and displays the trumpeter in his prime as a bandleader.
Dizzy Gillespie - A Musical Safari: Live At The 1961 Monterey Jazz Festival (2015) {Solar Records 4569957}

Dizzy Gillespie - A Musical Safari: Live At The 1961 Monterey Jazz Festival (2015) {Solar Records 4569957}
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© 1961, 2015 Solar Records | 4569957
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Bop / Bossa Nova / Trumpet

This edition presents, for the first time ever on CD, Dizzy Gillespie's complete performance at the 1961 Monterey Jazz Festival. While humorously introduced by Diz as “A Musical Safari”, the set is a mixture of the repertoire the quintet was playing during that period, including an excursion into the realm of bossa nova. The quintet features the wonderful Leo Wright and Argentinean pianist Lalo Schifrin, as well as singer Joe Carroll on one track.
Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins - Sonny Side Up (1957) {Verve 825 674-2}

Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins - Sonny Side Up (1957) {Verve 825 674-2}
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© 1957 Verve Records | 825 674-2
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Dizzy Gillespie brings together tenor saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins for four extended cuts, and in the process comes up with one of the most exciting "jam session" records in the jazz catalog. While the rhythm section of pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tommy Bryant, and drummer Charlie Persip provides solid rhythmic support, Stitt and Rollins get down to business trading fours and reeling off solo fireworks. Apparently, Gillespie had stoked the competitive fires before the session with phone calls and some gossip, the fallout of which becomes palpable as the album progresses.
Dizzy Gillespie - At Uncle Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1978 (2017)

Dizzy Gillespie - At Uncle Pö's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1978
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 113:53 min | 262 MB
Label: Jazzline | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

The pioneering jazz trumpeter and vocalist Dizzy Gillespie, one of the biggest names in jazz, recorded live at the legendary Hamburg venue Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall in 1978. Dizzy was on tour with a small group: the solos were divided between him and 22-year-old guitarist Rodney Jones, a brisk wanderer between different styles, the equally youthful Ben Brown was the man on the electric bass. However, when it came to drummer Mickey Roker, Dizzy relied on his own, a player from the bebop-tradition - Roker, born in Miami in 1932, guaranteed the band's supply with rhythmical energy.
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)
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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)
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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.