Dizzy Gillespie

Paris Jazz Concert 1960

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Dizzy Gillespie's 1960 Paris concert features his quintet with pianist Lalo Schifrin and consists primarily of Schifrin's "Gillespiana Suite," which had just been recorded in the studio for Verve during the week prior to this performance. This version stands up well to the studio version, as it obviously had been well-rehearsed by the time the group went on the road. The band also includes Leo Wright (on flute and tenor sax), bassist Art Davis, and drummer Chuck Lampkin. Percussionist Candido is added for an exciting, tension-building arrangement of "Caravan." This enjoyable CD is warmly recommended.

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