Dizzy Gillespie

One of the most talented trumpeters to ever blow.


  • Bird and Diz (1952, with Charlie ParkerA
    • This compilation features one of the all-time great jazz lineups. On top of the title pair’s extraordinary sax-trumpet interplay, the rest of the band is filled out by Thelonious Monk on piano and a ferocious drumming performance from Buddy Rich. The most memorable song is the highly-energetic “Leap Frog,” boasting dazzling solo trade-offs between Bird and Diz above Monk’s off-minor chords, while anchored by a fiery backbeat from Rich. But the best song is “Bloomdido,” the leadoff: one of the most influential songs in Parker’s repertoire.
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