Ken Burns Jazz

Ken Burns Jazz

by Dizzy Gillespie
     
 

John Birks Gillespie came from South Carolina with an impressive trumpet technique and a mischievous personality. It wasn't long before he found his way into the top big bands of the late Thirties - and got tagged with the nickname Dizzy. But by 1940, Gillespie had begun to influence, and be influenced by, a coterie of experimenting musicians in Harlem. Whether he… See more details below

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John Birks Gillespie came from South Carolina with an impressive trumpet technique and a mischievous personality. It wasn't long before he found his way into the top big bands of the late Thirties - and got tagged with the nickname Dizzy. But by 1940, Gillespie had begun to influence, and be influenced by, a coterie of experimenting musicians in Harlem. Whether he meant to call the music they were creating bebop will never be known - but the term stuck, and it stuck to him. After that, he developed first small-combo and then big-band bebop concepts. And from there he continued to pioneer, in the use of rhythms from Latin America and Africa. In his years of gray eminence, he led what was called the United Nation Orchestra and became spiritual father to musicians throughout the world.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
It's impossible to grasp the complete scope of trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and showman Dizzy Gillespie's influence on jazz. However, this companion release to Ken Burns' PBS documentary Jazz is an admirable attempt, providing a brief glimpse of Dizzy's pioneering bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz brilliance on a single 16-track disc. The disc captures his early sideman career with Cab Calloway's orchestra in 1940 and four years later with Coleman Hawkins' orchestra. The remaining tracks showcase Dizzy coming into his own on classic bebop compositions "Salt Peanuts," "A Night in Tunisia," "Dizzy Atmosphere," "Groovin' High," "Manteca," and "Bloomdido." Also included is "The Eternal Triangle," a 1957 blowing date with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt on Verve. The disc concludes in 1967 with Dizzy hamming it up on "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac," the humorous take on "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." While Dizzy Gillespie's history can't be summed up on a single disc, the highlights on Ken Burns Jazz should make the novice listener interested enough to continue searching out more material. But this series includes nothing that the aficionado doesn't already have.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731454908627
catalogNumber:
549086
Rank:
65522

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Tracks

  1. Pickin' the Cabbage  - Dizzy Gillespie
  2. Disorder at the Border  - Dizzy Gillespie
  3. Salt Peanuts  - Dizzy Gillespie
  4. I Can't Get Started  - Dizzy Gillespie
  5. A Night in Tunisia  - Dizzy Gillespie
  6. Dizzy Atmosphere  - Dizzy Gillespie
  7. Groovin' High  - Dizzy Gillespie
  8. Things to Come  - Dizzy Gillespie
  9. One Bass Hit  - Dizzy Gillespie
  10. Manteca  - Dizzy Gillespie
  11. Bloomdido  - Dizzy Gillespie
  12. Tin Tin Deo  - Dizzy Gillespie
  13. Birk's Works  - Dizzy Gillespie
  14. The Eternal Triangle  - Dizzy Gillespie
  15. No More Blues (Chega de Saudade)  - Dizzy Gillespie
  16. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac  - Dizzy Gillespie

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Lalo Schifrin   Piano
Benny Bailey   Trumpet
Danny Barker   Guitar
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Bryant   Piano
Cab Calloway   Vocals
Serge Chaloff   Baritone Saxophone
Grey   Trombone
Ernie Henry   Alto Saxophone
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Budd Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
Wynton Kelly   Piano
John Lewis   Piano
Melba Liston   Trombone
Shelly Manne   Drums
Billy Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
James Moody   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Leo Parker   Alto Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Max Roach   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Slam Stewart   Bass
Sonny Stitt   Tenor Saxophone
Elek Bacsik   Guitar
Johnny Bothwell   Alto Saxophone
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Ike Carpenter   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Tyree Glenn   Trombone,Vibes
Rod Levitt   Bass Trombone
Hal McKusick   Alto Saxophone
Mike Longo   Piano
Big Nick Nicholas   Tenor Saxophone
Chano Pozo   Conga,Vocals
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Trummy Young   Trombone
McKibbon   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Allison   Trumpet
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Jerry Blake   Alto Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Calypso Boys   Percussion
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Rudy Collins   Drums
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Leon Comegys   Trombone
Talib Dawud   Trumpet
Kansas Fields   Drums
Otis Finch   Drums
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Joe Gayles   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Harris   Trumpet
Clyde Hart   Piano
Milt Hinton   Bass
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Steve Jordan   Guitar
Ted Kelly   Trombone
Warren Luckey   Tenor Saxophone
John Lynch   Trumpet
Joe Megro   Tenor Saxophone
Thelonious Monk   Piano
Alton Moore   Trombone
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Benny Payne   Piano
Pepito Riestria   Percussion
E.V. Perry   Trumpet
Charlie Persip   Drums
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Billy Root   Baritone Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
Frank Schifano   Electric Bass
Carl Warwick   Trumpet
Ollie Wilson   Trombone
Elmon Wright   Trumpet
Chris White   Bass
Andrew Brown   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Pee Wee Moore   Baritone Saxophone
Walter "Foots" Thomas   Tenor Saxophone
Lammar Wright   Trumpet
Remo Palmieri   Guitar
Vic Coulson   Trumpet
Ed Van Dever   Trumpet
Gordon Thomas   Trombone
Howard E. Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Leonard Lowry   Alto Saxophone
Jack Carmen   Trombone
Walter Robertson   Trombone,Trumpet
John Brown   Alto Saxophone
Bill Shepherd   Trombone
Paul E. West   Bass

Technical Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Arranger
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Gil Fuller   Arranger,Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Arranger,Composer
Chano Pozo   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Don Byas   Arranger
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Discographical Information
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Walter Fuller   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Liner Notes
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Brian Priestley   Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Pat Sweeting   Business Consultant
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ben Young   Discographical Information
Jesse Cavanaugh   Composer
Carlos Kase   Discographical Information
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Lauren Atlas   Packaging Manager
Adam Owett   Art Direction
Clare Walker   Packaging Manager

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