Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years
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Many of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's recordings for the Verve label in the '50s and early '60s show him at the peak of his powers. This three-CD set is a sampler of his legacy, with the discs subtitled "Big Band," "Small Groups & Guests" and "In an Afro Cuban, Bossa Nova, Calypso Groove." The programming jumps all over the place and makes little sense but this set serves as a good excuse to acquire 40 performances by the great Gillespie and the many all-stars who recorded with him. Few but the most fanatical veteran Gillespie fans will have all of these selections. This collection filled a void until Verve got around to doing a much more comprehensive Dizzy Gillespie reissue program.
Born: October 21, 1917 in Cheraw, SC
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs by Dizzy Gillespie
||Manteca (Funky Lowlives Remix)||Verve Remixed 2||6:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Night In Tunisia||Bebop Professor||3:04||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Exactly Like You||Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||On the Sunny Side of the Street||Sonny Side Up||5:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Exactly Like You||A Jazz Odyssey||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bang! Bang!||Talkin' Verve||3:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Manteca||The Ultimate Collection||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Salt Peanuts||The Ultimate Collection||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Night In Tunisia||The Ultimate Collection||5:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Girl of My Dreams||Jazz in Paris: The Giant||5:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|