Dizzy's Party

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzys Party
  • CAT # OJCCD-823-25

    1. Dizzy's Party 9:44
    2. Shim, Sham, Shimmy On The St. Louis Blues 7:05
    3. Harlem Samba 3:29
    4. Land Of Milk And Honey 12:32

Dizzy Gillespie was one of the architects of bebop, a music of unprecedented complexity and challenge. He was a trumpet artist who overcame every technical barrier to master that unforgiving instrument; there was virtually nothing he couldn't do on the horn. He was a discoverer of harmonic mysteries and a teacher eager to share them. But at his core, Gillespie was made of rhythm. It's what made him go. He absorbed and radiated rhythm and knew all of its uses. That's what this album is about, Dizzy's love affair with rhythms of all kinds from shim-sham to samba. It's an exhilarating session. Dancing is permitted.

with Ray Pizzi, Rodney Jones, Benjamin Franklin Brown, Mickey Roker, Paulinho Da Costa

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