Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
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|
||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|
||A Night In Tunisia||Night In Tunisia: The Very Best of Dizzy Gillespie||3:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mayflower Rock (Master Take)||Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Salt Peanuts||Groovin' High||3:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||A Night In Tunisia||Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions||5:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Manteca||Greatest Hits||3:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Salt Peanuts||Odyssey 1945-1952||3:18||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Manteca (Funky Lowlives Remix)||Manteca (Funky Lowlives Remix) - Single||6:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|