Dizzy Gillespie


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On this live session not yet issued on CD, the great trumpeter is teamed in an all-star quintet with cornetist Bobby Hackett and pianist Mary Lou Williams. The music (seven standards) is generally quite melodic and swinging but the closer, a classic version of "My Man," steals the show. It is interesting to hear the contrast between the two brassmen. Hackett was always a very complementary player, so the combination works well.