Dizzy Gillespie TM All Star Bigband
New Orleans Jazz - Hot Club - Swing
Slide Hampton (conductor); Roberta Gambarini (vocals); James Moody (flute, tenor sax); Roy Hargrove (flugelhorn, trumpet); Antonio Hart (flute, alto sax); Andres Boiarsky (flute, tenor sax); Mark Gross (alto sax); Frank Basile (baritone sax); Claudio Roditi (flugelhorn, trumpet); Greg Gisbert, Frank Greene, Diego Urcola (trumpet); Jay Ashby, Steve Davis, David Gibson, Jason Jackson (trombone); Douglas Purviance (bass trombone); John Lee (bass); Dennis Mackrel (drums).
Sun 16 July 2006 22:45 - 00:00 Amazon
Even when John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie was developing bebop with Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, he always had a big band ‘up his sleeve’. Smaller combos just weren’t challenging enough for Dizzy’s qualities as a composer and arranger. In 1945 he already toured with a big band that later became known as The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra. Dizzy had always been the leader of a large orchestra until his death in 1993. A few years after the bebop pioneer’s demise, trombone player Slide Hampton and bassist John Lee decided to keep Dizzy’s big band dream alive. From then on Hampton and Lee co-led the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band. James Moody is star on tenor saxophone and Roy Hargrove steps modestly though impressively into the shoes of one of the greatest musicians jazz has ever produced.