Dizzy Gillespie

The Dizzy Gillespie Collection: 1937-46

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The Dizzy Gillespie Collection: 1937-46 compiles some of the earliest recordings made by the legendary jazz trumpeter through to his time as a bebop innovator in the mid-'40s. The album includes cuts Gillespie recorded with several big bands during the 1930s, including such acts as Teddy Hill, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton. Elsewhere, we get such bop-era landmarks as Gillespie's recordings with Charlie Parker, Boyd Raeburn, and Slim Gaillard. This is a solid overview of Gillespie's development from swing-era acolyte of Roy Eldridge to modern jazz giant.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:42
2 2:43
3 2:13
4 3:05
5 2:52
6
2:41
7 2:46
8 3:06
9 2:57
10 2:38
11 2:52
12 3:09
13 2:58
14 3:09
15 2:31
16 2:33
17 3:13
18 3:00
19 2:41
20 2:52
21 3:05
22 2:51
23 3:10
24 2:40
25 2:57
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