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||$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||Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Salt Peanuts||Gettin' Dizzy - The High-Flying Dizzy Gillespie||3:18||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||A Night In Tunisia||Night In Tunisia: The Very Best of Dizzy Gillespie||3:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bloomdido||Bird and Diz||3:29||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Manteca||Greatest Hits||3:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mayflower Rock (Master Take)||Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Night In Tunisia||Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions||5:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|