Dizzy Gillespie

The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie

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Dizzy Gillespie was certainly in good spirits for this long out-of-print session with his sextet, an ensemble also featuring pianist Junior Mance, Les Spann on flute and guitar and the congas of Chino Pozo (a cousin of the late Chano). Gillespie jokes around on "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac," sings "Umbrella Man" and otherwise emphasizes more mellow material. A pleasing -- if not all that essential -- date of melodic music from the masterful trumpeter.

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