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Dizzy for President

Dizzy for President

by Dizzy Gillespie
     
 
Before his 1963 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Dizzy Gillespie had already been actively involved in the influential project. As one of the first performers approached for the original 1957 lineup, Dizzy became a staple in the years to come. This set consists of eight uptempo, Latin and blues influenced jam sessions. "Dizzy Atmosphere," "Morning of the

Overview

Before his 1963 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Dizzy Gillespie had already been actively involved in the influential project. As one of the first performers approached for the original 1957 lineup, Dizzy became a staple in the years to come. This set consists of eight uptempo, Latin and blues influenced jam sessions. "Dizzy Atmosphere," "Morning of the Carnival," "Desafinado," "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You" are all highlights of this thoroughly exuberant set. James Moody, who alternates between tenor and alto saxophone and flute, provides smoking solos throughout. Moody had recently rejoined Dizzy, having previously been a member his orchestra in the '40s. Hired at Moody's request was 20-year-old pianist Kenny Barron, who was also beginning an important stint with Gillespie. Bassist Chris White and drummer Rudy Collins rounded out the rhythm section. Vocalist Jon Hendricks makes a guest appearance on the rowdy set finale "Vote Dizzy (Salt Peanuts)" as Gillespie was in the midst of his famed presidential campaign. As a bonus, this torrid set also includes Dizzy's relaxed witticisms intact at a time when more than hints of racial tension permeated the air of our nation.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
Label:
Douglas Records
UPC:
3660341126851
catalogNumber:
4
Rank:
149295

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Primary Artist,Trumpet
James Moody   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sleepy Matsumoto   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Barron   Piano
Rudy Collins   Drums
Jon Hendricks   Vocals
Chris White   Bass

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Michael Dorf   Executive Producer
Jon Hendricks   Composer,Lyricist
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Mark Linett   Audio Production
Guy Manganiello   Producer
Edgard Moscatelli   Reissue Design,Reissue Layout
Jesse Cavanaugh   Composer
Jim Eigo   Reissue Producer
Ross Firestone   Text
Eric Floen   Cover Art
Michael Lemesre   Label Consultant

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