Monday, November 20 2006
New one-disc compilation highlights Gillespie's RCA Victor recordings from 1946-1949, including his big-band bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz.
Thursday, October 6 2005
DG can also mean Deo gratias, and this, by the grace of God, is Dizzy Gillespie in terrific trumpet form when not bringing together his verbal reflections on jazz, its African cultural roots, and continuities across political boundaries and stormy, oily seas.
Thursday, May 26 2005
The greatest trumpeter simply didn't make a single great album. By default, then, this compilation is it: your must-have set for the brilliant bebop master.
Tuesday, December 21 2004
Thursday, October 3 2002
Friday, January 15 2010
James Moody is my hero, and he should be yours. At 84, the irrepressible saxophonist and flutist remains a ferociously creative musician, playing with passion, energy