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Dizzy Gillespie: London, 1966

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In August 1966, Dizzy Gillespie appeared in London on the BBC's Jazz 625 TV show. Gillespie was introduced by British “trad jazz" trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton and then appeared with James Moody (ts,as,fl), Kenny Barron (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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