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Dave Douglas Pays Tribute to Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie on 'Dizzy Atmosphere'

Jazz trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas has constructed a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie that gives his young band as much voice as possible, with two reinterpretations of Dizzy classics and seven originals.

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The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall

Arguing for something's current cultural relevance is worthless anymore. But sitting down and putting on a great album is not. Welcome to the latest pressing of The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall.

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Various Artists: The Best of Perception & Today Records

Late-night radio DJs looking for some cool playlist filling, your prayers have been answered. This stuff, ladies and gentlemen, is known as 'The Shit'.

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Ali Jackson Trio with John Faddis: 18 October 2011 - New York

The Ali Jackson Trio celebrates Dizzy Gillespie's birthday this week at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the help of some special guests.

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Dizzy Gillespie: Night in Tunisia: The Very Best of Dizzy Gillespie

New one-disc compilation highlights Gillespie's RCA Victor recordings from 1946-1949, including his big-band bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz.

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Dizzy Gillespie: A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba [DVD]

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.

Robert R. Calder
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Dizzy Gillespie: Career: 1937-1992

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.

Will Layman
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