Dizzy Gillespie

On Tour with Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band

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The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band of 1956 was caught in concert for this excellent LP. The spirited young orchestra plays such standbys as "The Champ," the humorous "Doodlin'" and "Groovin' High" (featuring altoist Phil Woods) along with Gillespie's showcases "Begin the Beguine" and "Stella by Starlight." This classic ensemble was unfortunately disbanded in early 1958.