Tag: Dizzy Gillespie

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…comes to you straight from Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, New York. This 1941 recording is charged to the limit with musical talent, featuring Charlie Christian (guitar), John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (trumpet on tracks 3 and 6 through 10), Kenny Clarke (drums), Hot Lips Page and Joe Guy (trumpet on the other tracks but no individual […]

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…comes to you from Chicago, 1975, and is an episode of Soundstage entitled “Dizzy Gillespie’s Bebop Reunion”.  Dizzy’s band here is kind of amazing. Milt Jackson on vibes, Al Haig on piano, James Moody on flute and tenor saxophone, Sarah Vaughan and Joseph Carroll on vocals, Kenny Clarke on drums and Ray Brown on bass. […]

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…is a studio album this time. Ah, but who was in the studio? Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Curly Russel and Buddy Rich, though on a couple of tracks of the album there are different players on piano, bass, and drums, with Al Haig, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach replacing Monk, Russel, and Rich. […]

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