Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Something Old Something New
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
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A Dizzy Gillespie must have!
Dr.D.Treharne | Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom | 01/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dizzy Gillespie recorded very few albums that stand the test of time. This one does.Many of the compilations contain material from the whole spectrum of his career - but this is how he sounded in 1963 with a small group that are supportive and urge him to extend himself. Sidesmen Kenny Barron and James Moody are a teriffic foil, and he'd hired Tom McIntosh to do the arrangements, and he contributes three of his own tracks. What you get is a breakneck revisit of tracks he'd recorded before together with outstanding tracks "November afternoon" and "Cup bearers" from McIntosh.The opening track "Bebop" is a real example of what Gillespie was capable of when really set alight.It's difficult to believe that Barron was only 20 when this album was recorded, he's everywhere in this album encouraging the cross play between Gillespie and Moody, whose performance was magnificent.There are other Gillespie compilations that are worth buying,but few single albums that are as complete as this. Until Verve re-release Gillespie's "The greatest trumpet of them all" this is the album to go for!"