Bluebird, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: No one can or will challenge the shear mastery and brilliance of Dizzy as a composer, leader and an entertainer. This collection says the very best of and when Dizzy leaps into he solo on the title track (a 1946 recording), we can’t argue. His notes are crisp, precise and spot on. Don Byas (ts), Ray Brown (b) and Milt Jackson were a part of that band, a stellar group. There is also a powerful large ensemble (1947-8 recordings) on this collection. With fourteen selections, this captures Gillespie in his prime!
Publicist: SONY BMG Music Entertainment