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Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band: In Concert

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Dizzy Gillespie And His Big Band: In Concert

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Crescendo, GNP
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A

The audacity, the elan of Dizzy Gillespie at his peak — with his ideas amplified by a big band considered revolutionary in its day — still dazzle 46 years after these live concert recordings were made. The disc, Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band: In Concert is especially valuable because a musicians’ union strike in 1948 prevented this particular ensemble from making records (and they got to stretch out in a way they never could have on record anyway). This is also the last recording of noted Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist Chano Pozo. A

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