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listen  3. I Can't Get Started 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Jessica's Day 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. A Night In Tunisia 9:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Seems Like You Just Don't Care 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Stella By Starlight 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. School Days 6:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Manteca 7:54$0.99  Buy MP3 

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John Birks Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917 in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children. He emerged as a trumpet player whose role as a founding father of modern jazz made him a major figure in 20th-century American music. His signature moon cheeks and bent trumpet made him one of the world's most instantly recognizable figures.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 20, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CD Baby
  • ASIN: B00000JS0J
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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. Energized by his in-the-pocket rhythm section featuring the underrated piano of Walter Davis Jr., bassist Nelson Boyd, and drummer Charlie Persip, Gillespie launches into his routinely impossible, stratospheric solos on Tadd Dameron's "Cool Breeze" and the Afro-Cubop numbers "A Night in Tunisia" and "Manteca." His renditions of the ballads "I Can't Get Started" and "Stella by Starlight" highlight his often-overlooked balladering voice, while the good-time jump tune "School Days" brings out the crowd-pleasing, dizzy side of Diz with zany vocals that translate into any language. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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Wonderful version of Dizzy's 1950s big band.
Everyone swings hard from beginning to end.
Good recording quality, too.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Longo on December 19, 2007
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A Superb recording by the jazz master of all jazz masters! Bravo CAP records for giving us this masterpiece.!
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By OCTAVI DE DANIEL on December 6, 1999
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Al mismo nivel de los discos publicados por Verve de la big band de Gillespie que incluía a Phil Woods, Melba Liston, etc.
Buen sonido y excelente repertorio para unos consiertos hoy desgraciadamente olvidados.
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