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Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Arturo Sandoval
Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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The United Nations Orchestra was created by jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie to "showcase the varied influences that he considers valuable to the development of jazz." The 15-member ensemble, comprised of famous Latin and bla...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Mario Rivera, Flora Purim
Title: Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Red Int / Red Ink
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 10/23/2001
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766925589029

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The United Nations Orchestra was created by jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie to "showcase the varied influences that he considers valuable to the development of jazz." The 15-member ensemble, comprised of famous Latin and black American musicians, is a true all-star orchestra, 10 of its members being bandleaders in their own right. On this 1990 recording, the orchestra was on its last date of a European tour, and it pulls out all the stops on this fiery big-band blowout. All the soloists--saxophonists Paquito D'Rivera and James Moody, trumpeters Arturo Sandoval and Claudio Rodit, trombonists Slide Hampton and Steve Turre-- attempt to keep up with Gillespie and the turbulent percussive undercurrent. This leads to a lot of passionate soloing, along with some requisite grandstanding, but even that seems to fit into the all-star concept of the band. This is extroverted, aggressively confident big-band music meant to dazzle and delight. The driving rhythm section is given center stage on Gillespie's "Tanga," whereby a lengthy section of solos by drummer Ignacio Berroa, master percussionist Airto Moreira, and ace conga man Giovanni Hidalgo brings the house down once again. --Wally Shoup

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