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The Dizzy Gillespie Collection 1937-46
The Dizzy Gillespie Collection 1937-46

Dizzy Gillespie
Styles: Jazz
Catalogue Number: FABCD354
This is part of a mini-series on our competitively priced budget label Fabulous under the banner of Jazz Legends, presenting some of great and influential names of jazz, with recordings drawn from the classic era of the genre’s development between 1920 and 1950. Dizzy Gillespie was one of the major figures in jazz, recognised as one of the great innovative trumpeters, and a pioneer of bebop. He was a highly versatile musician, equally at home on piano, as well as an arranger and composer, writing a number of modern jazz standards. His larger-then-life stage presence matched his startling playing, with his scat vocals, a humorous demeanour and trademark beret and puffed-out cheeks creating a unique personal. Originally a disciple of Roy Eldridge, he developed a more complex, ambitious and dramatic approach to the trumpet, and with contemporaries like Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke he experimented with harmonic structures and chord progressions, and a more challenging approach to improvisation, to develop what became bebop. This collection is a snapshot of the first decade of his recording career, starting in the swing era and cherry-picking recordings which trace his progress to the early years of bebop in the mid-40s. As well as making for very entertaining listening it gives an enlightening insight into his early years in the top flight of jazz.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Blue Rhythm Fantasy Teddy Hill And His Orchestra
2 Pluckin' The Bass Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
3 Hot Mallets Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
4 Paradiddle Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
5 Bye Bye Blues Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
6 Cupid's Nightmare Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
7 Jersey Bounce Les Hite And His Orchestra
8 Little John Special Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra
9 Disorder At The Border Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra
10 Opus X Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra
11 East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) Sarah Vaughan With The Allstars
12 I Can't Get Started Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
13 Salt Peanuts Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
14 Be-bop Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
15 Something For You (Max Is Making Wax) Oscar Pettiford And His Orchestra
16 Empty Bed Blues Oscar Pettiford And His Orchestra
17 A Night In Tunisia Boyd Raeburn & His Orchestra
18 Blue 'n' Boogie Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
19 Groovin' High Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
20 Dizzy Atmosphere Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
21 Hot House Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet
22 Ko-Ko Charlie Parker's Reboppers
23 Dizzy Boogie Slim Gaillard & His Orchestra
24 Anthropology Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra
25 Oop Bop Sh'Bam Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
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