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Dizzy Gillespie: The Dizzy Gillespie Collection 1937-46 (CD: Acrobat)Dizzy Gillespie: The Dizzy Gillespie Collection 1937-46 (CD: Acrobat)
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. (Acrobat Music) 


Price:  £4.99 


Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker: Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (CD: Uptown- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.99 

Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker: Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (CD: Uptown- US Import)


Dizzy Gillespie: Groovin' High- Classic Recordings 1942-1949 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)Dizzy Gillespie: Groovin' High- Classic Recordings 1942-1949 (CD: Naxos Jazz Legends)
 


Price:  £6.99 


Dizzy Gillespie: The Dizzy Gillespie Story (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
Dizzy Gillespie confirms his position as the greatest bebop trumpeter ever on the 100 tracks on this 4 CD set. From the early years with the bands of Teddy Hill, Lionel Hampton and Cab Calloway to the exciting trumpet virtuoso performances of the mid to late 1940's. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

Dizzy Gillespie: The Dizzy Gillespie Story (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


Dizzy Gillespie: Ken Burns Jazz- The Definitive (CD: Universal/ Sony)Dizzy Gillespie: Ken Burns Jazz- The Definitive (CD: Universal/ Sony)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie Octet: The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)
Recorded in 1957, this features the trumpeter’s group playing compositions by Gigi Gryce and Benny Golson, who also play alto and tenor sax respectively in the eight piece band. (Discovery Records)

Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl LP. 


Price:  £18.99 

Dizzy Gillespie Octet: The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)


Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz: Diz & Getz (CD: Verve)Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz: Diz & Getz (CD: Verve)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz & Coleman Hawkins: Sittin' In (CD: Verve)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz & Coleman Hawkins: Sittin' In (CD: Verve)


Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz & Sonny Stitt: For Musicians Only (CD: Verve)Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz & Sonny Stitt: For Musicians Only (CD: Verve)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt & Sonny Rollins: Sonny Side Up (CD: Verve)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt & Sonny Rollins: Sonny Side Up (CD: Verve)


Dizzy Gillespie: Have Trumpet, Will Excite! (CD: Verve)Dizzy Gillespie: Have Trumpet, Will Excite! (CD: Verve)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie: Ultimate (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Dizzy Gillespie: Ultimate (CD: Verve)


Dizzy Gillspie: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)Dizzy Gillspie: Four Classic Albums (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Dizzy Gillespie albums, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

‘Dizzy Gillespie At Newport’, ‘Dizzy And Strings’, ‘World Statesman’ and ‘Gene Norman Presents Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra’. Recorded at the Newport Festival in 1957 and arranged by Quincy Jones, our first classic album finds Dizzy in the company of his big band including such greats as Pee Wee Moore, Wynton Kelly, Benny Golson, Lee Morgan and Billy Mitchell. Our second album finds Dizzy again with the big band but this time accompanied by a string section arranged by old associate Johnny Richards. For the second side (isn’t it great to talk about album sides again!) Dizzy is joined by Buster Harding as writer and arranger and soloists Lucky Thompson and JJ Johnson. Our aptly titled third classic album ‘Dizzy Gillespie World Statesman’ (which is what Dizzy would certainly go on to be!) contains the music that would make warm friends for the USA in the Middle East when Dizzy and his Orchestra (which included Quincy Jones, Phil Woods and Walter Davis) made a State Department tour of Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Yugoslavia, Turkey and Greece. Finally and triumphantly, we have the 10" LP version of the classic ‘Gene Norman Presents Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra’ album featuring Dizzy and his big band quite literally blowing the audience away as they bought the New Jazz…Bop….. to the West Coast. Featuring a band who would help to point jazz in the new direction including James Moody, Ernie Henry and Cecil Payne. We must also mention the legendary percussionist Chano Pozo who died soon after this gig which was to be his last recording. Chano was one of the pioneers of what would become the Afro Cubano rhythmic sound.

All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever! (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 


Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: An Electrifying Evening With (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: An Electrifying Evening With (CD: Verve)


Dizzy Gillespie: Birks Works- The Verve Big-Band Sessions (Verve- 2 CDs)Dizzy Gillespie: Birks Works- The Verve Big-Band Sessions (Verve- 2 CDs)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie: At Newport (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Dizzy Gillespie: At Newport (CD: Verve)


Dizzy Gillespie: Swing Low Sweet Cadillac (CD: Impulse- US Import)Dizzy Gillespie: Swing Low Sweet Cadillac (CD: Impulse- US Import)
 


Price:  £14.99 


Dizzy Gillespie: On The French Riviera + New Wave! (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
Two complete Dizzy Gillespie small band albums, both produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Lalo Schifrin. The trumpeter had already been a pioneering force in Latin jazz and these sessions (one recorded live in France) marked his first incursion into the realm of the bossa nova. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Dizzy Gillespie: On The French Riviera + New Wave! (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)


Dizzy Gillespie: The Cool World (CD: Philips/ Verve)Dizzy Gillespie: The Cool World (CD: Philips/ Verve)
 


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Dizzy Gillespie: The New Continent (CD: Phoenix Jazz)
The complete Dizzy Gillespie big band album “The New Continent” (1962), appearing here on CD for the first time ever. Consisting of a suite composed by the band’s pianist Lalo Schifrin, this album features an all- star line-up, including Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Phil Woods, James Moody, Bill Perkins and Mel Lewis.

As a bonus, the label have added all existing tunes from a Dizzy Gillespie Quintet performance recorded live at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, in 1961, which also features Schifrin. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Dizzy Gillespie: The New Continent (CD: Phoenix Jazz)


Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Joe Brown & Mickey Roker: Dizzy's Big 4 (CD: Pablo/ Fantasy- US Import)Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Joe Brown & Mickey Roker: Dizzy's Big 4 (CD: Pablo/ Fantasy- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 

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