Dizzy Gillespie

Groovin' High [Prism]

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A classic collection of 25 essential early Dizzy tracks, starting with "Blue'n'Boogie" and moving through his early sextets and all-star quintets with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Cozy Cole, and Shelley Manne in the lineups to his first orchestra with Don Byas, John Lewis, Milt Jackson, and Chano Pozo. These are the tracks and the tunes that made Gillespie a legend and the transfers are as clean as they come; a better starter Diz set would be mighty hard to come by. Very highly recommended.

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