Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Icon
Dizzy Gillespie performs in Belgium with sidemen Sonny
Stitt, Lou Levy, Ray Brown,
and Gus Johnson, and in Denmark with Kenny Clarke-Francy
Boland Big Band: Benny Bailey, Idrees, Sulieman, Art
Farmer, Dusko Goykovich, Ake Persson, Nat Peck, Eric Van Lier, Derek Humble,
Billy Mitchell, Tony Coe, Ronnie Scott, Sahib Shihab, Francy Boland, Jimmy Woode,
Kenny Clarke, and Kenny Clare. Ira Gitler provides liner notes. Also included is
an interview from Denmark.
Dizzy Gillespie - Jivin' In Be-Bop
Orchestra members include Gillespie, Dave Burns, Elmon Wright, Matthew
McKay, John Lunch, Taswell Baird, Gordon Thomas, John Brown, Howard
Johnson, James Moody, Joe Gayles, Bill Frazier, Milt Jackson, John
Lewis, Ray Brown, Joe Harris, Helen Humes, Kenny "Pancho" Hagood, and
Freddie Carter as Master of Ceremonies. Also featured is the Dan Burley
- Johnny Taylor Duo.
1947 film - 60 minutes
Dizzy Gillespie - Live in Montreal
of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Dizzy
Gillespie dazzled the world with his talent as one of the
pioneers of be-bop and Latin jazz, but with his puffed-out cheeks, bent
trumpet and quick wit, he also was a great showman. Here he demonstrates
his dazzling style as he bops, scats, croons and dances his way through
a collection of his music, including "The Truth," "A
Night in Tunisia" and "Dizzy's Blues." Dizzy Gillespie
(Trumpet, Vocals), Ed Cherry (Guitar), Michael Howell (Bass), Thomas
Dizzy Gillespie - Sextet '77
From the great Norman Granz 1977 Festival, this set features
the Dizzy Gillespie Sextet with performers Benny Carter, Clark Terry, Roy
Eldridge, Zoot Sims, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Pass, Keeter Betts and Bobby Durham.
Selections: Girl of My Dreams, Get Happy, Once in a
While, But Beautiful, Here's That Rainy
Day, The Champ, Here
Dizzy Gillespie - A Night In Chicago
The Founding Father of Bebop is immortalized in one of his final concert performances. This night of jazz, filmed live in an intimate club setting in Chicago, showcases the legendary trumpeter playing, creating, dancing, singing, scatting and joking with a joy and exuberance that light up the stage. Impeccably shot and recorded in 24 tracks.
- trumpet; Sayyad Abdul Al-Kahbyyr
- sax, flute; Walter Davis Jr.
- piano; others.
Dizzy Gilespie - A Night In Havana
Dizzy Gillespie was one of the first American jazz musicians to incorporate the electrifying sound of Afro-Cuban rhythms into a big-band setting. Forty years later, the legendary jazz trumpeter was invited to Cuba, the wellspring of his inspiration, to headline the Fifth International Jazz Festival in Havana.
The concert also features performances by the then-young Arturo Sandoval - trumpet,
Gonzalo Rubalacaba - piano, bebop veteran Walter Davis Jr
- piano, among others. This documentary/concert features interviews with Dizzy & others.
Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nations Orchestra
At the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1989 a group of some the greatest jazz musicians in the world including James Moody, Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, Claudio
Roditti, Steve Turre, Paquito D'Rivera, Danilo Perez, Airto, Flora Purim, and others, came together for a very special concert.