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Video: Dizzy in Denmark, 1970

Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 5.04.59 PMDay #3 of my Dizzy Gillespie tribute.

Dizzy Gillespie at Cornell in 1947

Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 7.31.27 PMDay #2: Seventy years ago, in early October 1947, Billy Shaw, a partner in the Gale booking agency, announced in Downbeat magazine that client Dizzy Gillespie and his big band would be performing at Cornell University on October 18.

Doc: Dizzy Gillespie, 1990

01-06-gillespie-trumpetDay #1: In 1990, a documentary about trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was released that featured not a word of voice-over narration. Instead, To Bop or Not to Be: A Jazz Life, by Norwegian director Jan Horne

Leo Parker: Savoy, 1947

Leo Parker is one of the most under-recorded and under-appreciated baritone saxophonists of the bebop era.

Ella With the London Symphony

Elvis started it. Back in 2015, Elvis Presley Enterprises teamed with producers Nick Patrick and Don Reedma and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for If I Can Dream.

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