Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. It’s hard to believe that Dizzy left us so long ago – it was the first week of January in 1993 that he died. His worldwide legacy is immense, so check him out. Here’s the obituary that ran in The New York Times.

Cool Breeze on Compact Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Love Theme from “The Sandpiper” (The Shadow of Your Smile) on Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra

Groovin’ High on Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra and Con Alma on The Symphony Sessions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Emanon on Dizzy With The Double Six of Paris and Emanon on Dizzy’s Shaw Nuff

Can’t Get Started on Compact Jazz: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band and Dizzy’s Business on a three-CD set Dizzy’s Diamonds: The Best Of The Verve Years

Moontide on Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra and Ow! on Dizzy With The Double Six of Paris

Our Delight on Shaw Nuff and I Remember Clifford on Compact Jazz: Dizzy Gillepie Big Band

Birks Works on Dizzy’s Diamonds: The Best Of The Verve Years and A Night In Tunesia on Dizzy In South America, vol 1

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