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Important historically more than musically.
on February 3, 2006
It seems to me that the music on this CD has been over-praised. Dizzy Gillespie's playing is indeed brilliant. But with the exception of his work on "Salt Peanuts", this is sub-par (for Bird!)Charlie Parker. Melodically, his playing here is nothing special (again, by HIS standards), and it is at times technically and rythmically unsure in a way that's quite uncharacteristic of him. I respectfully suggest that these faults may perhaps have been overlooked because of the understandable excitement surrounding the dramatic discovery of a recording of this concert from one of the most exciting eras of jazz history.