Introduction to Dizzy Gillespie: His Best Recordings 1937-1947

Introduction to Dizzy Gillespie: His Best Recordings 1937-1947

by Dizzy Gillespie

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Introduction to Dizzy Gillespie: His Best Recordings 1937-1947

Here we find trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie leading his orchestra from 1937 through 1947. At various times during this period his band included Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Don Byas, Lucky Thompson, James Moody -- and that's just the saxophone section! This material chronicles Dizzy as champion of the emerging bebop revolution while holding together a first-rate big band as that style began its eminent decline. A few of the classic Gillespie compositions included are "Groovin' High," "Dizzy Atmosphere," "Salt Peanuts," and "Night in Tunisia." This is an excellent compilation from The Best of Jazz highlighting this period of Dizzy's career.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/11/2000
Label: Best Of Jazz
UPC: 0723723742421
catalogNumber: 4064

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Bill Doggett   Piano
Tadd Dameron   Accordion
Haig   Piano
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Shelly Manne   Snare Drums
James Moody   Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone
Slam Stewart   Bass
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Snare Drums
Stan Levey   Snare Drums
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny Smith   Guitar
Chano Pozo   Violin,Conga
Trummy Young   Trombone
McKibbon   Bass
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Allen   Piano
Bill Beason   Snare Drums
Joe Britton   Trombone
Ray Brown   Bass
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Snare Drums
Kenny Clarke   Snare Drums
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Leon Comegys   Trombone
Talib Dawud   Trumpet
Bill Dillard   Trumpet
Nick Fenton   Bass
Panama Francis   Snare Drums
Bill Frazier   Tenor Saxophone
Richard "Dick" Fullbright   Bass
Walter Fuller   Violin,Accordion
Joe Gayles   Tenor Saxophone
Charles "Majeed" Greenlee   Trombone
Joe Harris   Snare Drums
Clyde Hart   Piano
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Ted Kelly   Trombone
Warren Luckey   Tenor Saxophone
John Lynch   Trumpet
Alton Moore   Trombone
Sol Moore   Baritone Saxophone
George Nicholas   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Ernest Purce   Baritone Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
William Scott   Trumpet
Stafford Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Elmon Wright   Trumpet
Dave Young   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Baird   Trombone
George Stevenson   Trombone
Raymond Orr   Trumpet
Remo Palmieri   Guitar
George "Scoops" Carry   Alto Saxophone
Trevor Bacon   Guitar
Matthew McKay   Trumpet
Alice Roberts   Violin
Gordon Thomas   Trombone
Nelson Bryant   Trumpet
Howard E. Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Billy Bowen   Alto Saxophone
John Brown   Alto Saxophone
Robert Carroll   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Shepherd   Trombone

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer,Director
John Lewis   Composer
Lucky Millinder   Director
Chano Pozo   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Teddy Hill   Director
Graham Colombe   Liner Notes
Gilles Petard   Producer,Reissue

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