Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie - The Dizzy Gillespie Story 1939-1950 [4CD Box Set] (2001)

Dizzy Gillespie - The Dizzy Gillespie Story 1939-1950 [4CD Box Set] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 663 MB | Covers - 677 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Proper Records (PROPERBOX 30)

This four-disc, 100-track box set traces famed bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's career from his early years with Teddy Hill, Lionel Hampton and Cab Calloway through his work with figures like Coleman Hawkins and Billy Eckstine. It includes his 1947 concert at Carnegie Hall with Charlie Parker and concludes with the famous sessions that Gillespie recorded with Parker and Thelonious Monk for Norman Granz in 1950. At a budget price, this package captures Gillespie's peak years and performances and makes a deep introduction to this amazing musician. The sound transfers are decent, but audiophiles may find that the noise reduction processes used on these tracks leaves some of them sounding a little on the thin and muted side. Given the fair price and the volume of material compiled here, though, this set is a smart purchase.
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 1 (1999) [Re-Up]

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 1 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:52
Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933

In the summer of 1956, the famed Harlem congressman Adam Clayton Powell arranged for Dizzy Gillespie to embark on a worldwide goodwill-ambassador tour sponsored by the State Department. Gillespie and an all-star big band featuring trumpeter Quincy Jones, the late trombonist Melba Liston, alto saxophonist Phil Woods, and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson performed in Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil to frenzied, beret-wearing fans. Recordings were made but they weren't commercially available and were played only for a select group of musicians before Gillespie's death in 1993. Now the sides have been released, showcasing Dizzy at his bebopping best.
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy in South America: Official U.S. State Department Tour, 1956, Vol. 2 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Consolidated Artists Productions | # CAP 933 | Time: 00:58:11

Jazz collectors can be an obsessive, detail-minded bunch, so when they acquire Vol. 2 of CAP's Dizzy in South America series, they're bound to be frustrated by the fact that the credits don't give any exact recording dates or let you know exactly where in South America each 1956 performance was recorded. As frustrating as that is, however, Vol. 2 is a CD that collectors and Dizzy Gillespie fans will be glad to get their hands on. No serious Gillespie aficionado could resist hearing previously unreleased live performances of "Tin Tin Deo," "The Champ," and "Groovin' High," especially when the sound quality is decent (by 1956 standards) and the band boasts such heavyweights as Phil Woods (alto sax), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Jimmy Powell (alto sax), Walter Davis, Jr. (piano), and the tour's musical director Quincy Jones (trumpet). Gillespie has many inspired moments on trumpet, and featured vocalist Austin Cromer provides some memorable crooning on "Because of You" and "Wonder Why".
Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - An Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (1961) [Reissue 1999]

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - An Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (1961) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 370 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 557 544-2)

Dizzy Gillespie (along with altoist Leo Wright, pianist Lalo Schfrin, bassist Bob Cunningham, and drummer Chuck Lampkin) were in peak form for this live performance. Their versions of "Kush," "Salt Peanuts," and "The Mooche" are all excellent, but it is "A Night in Tunisia," with its absolutely stunning trumpet break (which lasts half a chorus), that is most memorable.
Dizzy Gillespie - The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (1954-1964) {7CD Box Set Mosaic MCD7-234 rel 2006}

Dizzy Gillespie - The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (1954-1964) {7CD Box Set Mosaic MCD7-234 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.25 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.20 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954-64, 2006 Verve / Philips / Mosaic Records | MCD7-234
Jazz / Bop / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Trumpet

These sessions document unequivocally why Dizzy Gillespie is still considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of jazz, for his mastery of the instrument, his command of time, his control over musical ideas, and his ability to entertain. He was blessed during this period, which spans 1954 to 1963, with stellar sidemen, unparalleled arrangements, and a surge of excitement for making music.
Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World + Dizzy Goes Hollywood (1996) 2LP in 1CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 459 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 102 Mb | 01:15:06
Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Cool, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Soundtracks | Label: Verve | # 531 230-2

This single CD reissues all of the music from two rare Dizzy Gillespie LPs. Dating from 1963-64, the set features the trumpeter's interpretation of the score of the obscure film The Cool World (although these are not the actual performances heard in the movie) plus 11 themes from other films. Gillespie, who is joined by James Moody (on tenor, alto and flute), pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Chris White and drummer Rudy Collins, was in peak form during that era and hopefully all of his other Philips recordings will also be reissued by Verve in the future. Although the liner notes deal only with The Cool World, the other set is actually of greater interest. Gillespie uplifts such tunes as the "Theme from Exodus," "Moon River," "Days of Wine and Roses," "Never on Sunday" and "Walk on the Wild Side," turning them into swinging jazz. The Cool World pieces (all composed by Mal Waldron) are also worth hearing although they are not as memorable overall. This set is a real historical curiosity and, although not essential, it is a release that should please Dizzy Gillespie fans while reminding others of how great a trumpeter he was before his long decline.
Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)

Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of the Verve Years (1950-1964) (3CD) (1997)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,12 Gb | 03:43:03 | Covers
Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Big Band, Bossa Nova | Label: Verve Records - 314 513 875-2

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. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World (1964) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 31, 2021
Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World (1964) [Reissue 2008]

Dizzy Gillespie - The Cool World (1964) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0011228-02)

Finally available again after a 30-plus year absence from American shelves is the soundtrack to Shirley Clarke's gritty but brilliant 1964 film, Cool World, about young people growing up in Harlem. The score was written and arranged by pianist Mal Waldron but was performed and recorded by Dizzy Gillespie's quintet of the time. This set is one of Diz's best records of the 1960s (which is saying something), and one of the best jazz film scores period. Diz's band at the time included James Moody on tenor and flute, a young Kenny Barron on piano, bassist Chris White, and Rudy Collins on drums. The 11 cues that range between two and five minutes are deeply rooted in the language of hard bop and blues with some excellent, if brief, modal touches by Waldron…
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - Bird And Diz (Expanded Edition) (1952/2018)

Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker - Bird And Diz (Expanded Edition) (1952/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 182 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 MB | 00:46:24
Jazz | Label: Verve Reissues

This collection of 78 rpm singles, all recorded on June 6, 1950, was released in 1956. Several things distinguish this from numerous other quintet recordings featuring these two bebop pioneers. It was recorded during the period that Parker was working under the aegis of producer Norman Granz, whose preference for large and unusual ensembles was notorious. The end result in this case is a date that sounds very much like those that Parker and Gillespie recorded for Savoy and Dial, except with top-of-the-line production quality. Even more interesting, though, is Parker's choice of Thelonious Monk as pianist.
Dizzy Gillespie & Thelonious Monk with the Giants of Jazz - Unissued In Europe 1971 (2008) {2CD Set Gambit Records 69301}

Dizzy Gillespie & Thelonious Monk with the Giants of Jazz - Unissued In Europe 1971 (2008) {2CD Set Gambit Records 69301}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 666 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 343 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 99 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2008 Gambit Records | 69301
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano / Trumpet

Two CD release featuring some of the greatest Jazz figures together on one stage! This double set contains three of the nearly 50 concerts played by the so called Giants of Jazz, a true all-star group organized by Jazz producer George Wein that toured Europe in 1971 and 1972. Alongside Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, these sets feature musical contributions from Sonny Stitt, Kai Winding and Art Blakey. Disc One was recorded in Poland and Germany. Disc Two was recorded in Italy.