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Dizzy Gillespie: London, 1966

SOURCE: Published: 2013-10-22
In August 1966, Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
1917 - 1993
trumpet
appeared in London on the BBC's Jazz 625 TV show. Gillespie was introduced by British “trad jazz" trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton
Humphrey Lyttelton
Humphrey Lyttelton
1921 - 2008
trumpet
and then appeared with James Moody
James Moody
James Moody
1925 - 2010
reeds
(ts,as,fl), Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
b.1943
piano
(p), Chris White (b) and Rudy Collins (d) for a five-song set. While parts of this video have been up on YouTube in less-than-ideal condition, here's the entire broadcast in crisp, mint shape. A big thanks to Jimi Mentis, my man in Athens...


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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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