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Dizzy Gillespie – Volume III (1974/2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dizzy Gillespie – Volume III (1974/2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:32 minutes | 556 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Archive of Folk & Jazz Music

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (/ɡɪˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and singer. He was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, scat singing, bent horn, pouched cheeks, and light-hearted personality provided some of bebop’s most prominent symbols.

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Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy Gillespie and Friends – When Jazz Giants Meet (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dizzy Gillespie – Dizzy Gillespie and Friends – When Jazz Giants Meet (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:00:46 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BnF Collection

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and singer. He was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, scat singing, bent horn, pouched cheeks, and light-hearted personality provided some of bebop’s most prominent symbols.

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Dizzy Gillespie & Friends – Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Dizzy Gillespie & Friends – Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:00:13 minutes | 739 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Justin Time Records

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends – Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones – to join him onstage in Montreal to play tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on audiophile 180 gram 2LP vinyl and CD via the Justin Time Essentials Collection.

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Dizzy Gillespie – Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Dizzy Gillespie – Supreme Jazz (2006) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:27 mins | Scans included | 3,73 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,11 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Label: Membran Music Ltd.

Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis’ emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy’s style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any “wrong” note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the 1940s, including Charlie Parker. Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz.

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Dizzy Gillespie Quartet – At Onkel Po’s Carnegie Hall 1978 (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Dizzy Gillespie Quartet – At Onkel Pö’s Carnegie Hall 1978 (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:53:53 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jazzline

“Considering the current developments on the market for Presidents of the United States one should probably remind the public, that even this strange bird – John Birks Gillespie from Cheraw, South Carolina, born in October 1917, nicknamed ‘Dizzy’ since the start of his professional career and thus declared a bit crazy – once wanted to become President of the United States. Seriously? Most probably not. But back in 1964, the year after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in a country marked by traumatised resignation also in view of Lyndon B. Johnson, Kennedy’s deputy who had taken over the top job, there was a small-scale but inventive campaign: ‘Vote Dizzy!’ . . . In March 1978, fourteen years on from this political super-joke, Dizzy’s quartet was back in Hamburg. Of course they also stopped by at Onkel Pö. By then the musician was 60 years old and had reached cult-status long before. The previous years he had toured from festival to festival together with the squad of impresario Norman Granz. On one of the recordings made at Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, the star trumpeter fought a ‘battle’ with the upcoming star Jon Faddis, who was at least technically already his equal. Those were years in which the quirky master, who had initiated a be-bop-fashion trend with his small beard and beret in his early years, aimed at new goals and strategies. The quartet performing at Onkel Pö was exemplary for this new orientation. Dizzy was on tour with a rather small team: the solos were divided between him and the only 22-year-old guitarist Rodney Jones; the equally youthful Ben Brown was the man on the electric bass. However, when it came to drummer Mickey Roker, Dizzy relied on his own, the bebop-tradition. In the second part of the Pö-concert Dizzy invited the saxophonist Leo Wright onto the stage. . . . [Wright] was – together with Phil Woods – one of Charlie Parker’s legitimate heirs and since 1959 Dizzy’s permanent quintet-partner for two years…” (Michael Laages)

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Dizzy Gillespie – Have Trumpet, Will Excite! (Remastered) (1959/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dizzy Gillespie – Have Trumpet, Will Excite! (Remastered) (1959/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:12 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Making its first (and long-overdue) appearance on CD, Have Trumpet, Will Excite! was recorded in February 1959 and arguably featured Gillespie’s most underrated band. Bassist Sam Jones and drummer Lex Humphries formed a Rock-of-Gibraltar base over which pianist Junior Mance, at once subtle and blues drenched, created the ideal platform for the trumpeter and the remarkable Les Spann, who was equally original whether on flute or guitar. Spann proved an inspiring foil for Gillespie, and it is sad to reflect that he soon after faded from the scene, eventually to die in penury. With the exception of the leader’s famous “Woody ‘N’ You,” the material draws on the rich resources of the American popular song, and while all seven such cuts abound in imagination and excellent solos, the pick has to be “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” a glorious combination of power, wit, and melodiousness. Three previously unreleased alternative takes of “There Is No Greater Love” and two of “I Found A Million Dollar Baby” are included, which is nice; nicer still would have been the addition (there was room enough) of the companion album The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie, recorded at the same time. Nevertheless, you won’t regret investing in one of the mature Gillespie’s most satisfying dates. –Richard Palmer

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Dizzy Gillespie – 1941 (Minton’s Playhouse & Monroe’s Uptown, New York City) (1952/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dizzy Gillespie – 1941 (Minton’s Playhouse & Monroe’s Uptown, New York City) (1952/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:04 minutes | 501 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Esoteric Records

This legacy release from Esoteric records features the Jazz giants Dizzy Gillespie and Charley Christian, recorded at legendary NYC venues Minton’s Playhouse & Monroe’s Uptown! A piece of historical record for fans and collectors!

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Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus – The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall (1953/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus – The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall (1953/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 46:38 minutes | 917 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front Cover | © Original Jazz Classics

Jazz at Massey Hall is an exhilarating live recording from one of, if not the finest quintets ever assembled. This legendary recording features performances by five of jazz’s leading players, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. The performance was listed on Guardian’s “50 Greatest Moments in Jazz.” Inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, the jam session is widely considered the greatest jazz concert ever.

“Sonically, the recording has been improved 150%, thereby improving one of the treasures of the American Jazz Canon.” All About Jazz

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Supreme Jazz {11-Disc Set} (2006) [SACD-R ISO + FLAC 2.0 24/88.2 + FLAC 5.1 24/88.2]

Title: Supreme Jazz: Cannonball Adderley / Charles Mingus / Clark Terry / Dave Brubeck / Dizzy Gillespie / Duke Ellington / Gerry Mulligan / Lester Young / Oscar Peterson / Sonny Rollins / Stan Getz /
Genre: Jazz

Audio: SACD-R ISO + FLAC 2.0, 5.1 24 / 88.2

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Dizzy Gillespie 24 Bit Vinyl Pack

Dizzy Gillespie 24 Bit Vinyl Pack

Genre: Jazz
  Styles: Bop, Big Band, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
  Source: vinyl
  Codec: FLAC
  Bitrate: ~ 1,500 – 5,000 kbps
  Bit Depth: 24
  Sample Rate: 48 khz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz

*Note* Some of the tags are in Russian.

24.192

1988 Dizzy Gillespie – Melody (RU)

24.96

1957 Dizzy Gillespie and Stuff Smith –
  Verve 2332 081 (Reissue 1970s) (Germany)
1978 Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie – Melody Polydor GMBH (RU)
1978 Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie – Melody C60-10287-88 (RU)

24.48

1988 Arnett Cobb, Dizzy Gillespie, Jewel Brown – Show Time
  Fantasy F-9659 (US)
 
  Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis’ emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy’s style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any “wrong” note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the 1940s, including Charlie Parker. Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz.   

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