Dizzy Gillespie

Groovin' High [Indigo]

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This collection of 24 tracks is a mix of Gillespie's big band and small group efforts in the mid-'40s. There are some prime examples of seminal bebop, both from a playing standpoint and as compositions that defined the genre. Gillespie's sidemen, like Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon became legends in their own right, but Dizzy gave them a huge boost. Fans of this style of jazz likely already have all of this classic material, but as a stocking stuffer or birthday present for a fledgling young jazz fan, this would work well.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:00
2 2:57
3 3:11
4 2:26
5 2:59
6 2:40
7 2:44
8 2:43
9 3:13
10 2:54
11 3:04
12 2:52
13 2:53
14 2:48
15 2:58
16 2:51
17 2:46
18 3:10
19 3:03
20 2:43
21 2:53
22 2:53
23 2:58
24 2:42
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