Dizzy Gillespie

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Trumpet virtuoso and bop revolutionary whose desire to innovate helped invent and define the musical vocabulary for an entire genre.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Live at the Spotlite
1946 Live at the Spotlite Hi-Fly
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Jivin' in Be Bop
1947 Jivin' in Be Bop Moon
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Dizzy Gillespie Plays, Johnny Richards Conducts
1951 Dizzy Gillespie Plays, Johnny Richards Conducts Discovery
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Dizzy Gillespie [Dee Gee]
1951 Dizzy Gillespie [Dee Gee] Dee Gee
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School Days
1951 School Days Savoy Jazz
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Dizzy Gillespie with Strings
1952 Dizzy Gillespie with Strings Clef Records
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Jazz from Paris
1952 Jazz from Paris Clef Records
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In Paris
1952 In Paris Vogue / RCA
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Dizzy over Paris
1953 Dizzy over Paris Roost
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Dizzy Gillespie in Paris, Vol. 1
1953 Dizzy Gillespie in Paris, Vol. 1 RCA
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Concert in Paris
1953 Concert in Paris Roost
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Dizzy Gillespie Paris Concert
1953 Dizzy Gillespie Paris Concert GNP
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Hot Vs. Cool
1953 Hot Vs. Cool
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The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever
1953 The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever Fantasy / Prestige
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The Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz Sextet, Vol. 1
1953 The Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz Sextet, Vol. 1 Norgran
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Dizzy in Paris
1953 Dizzy in Paris Contemporary Records
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Dizzy Gillespie in Paris, Vol. 2
1953 Dizzy Gillespie in Paris, Vol. 2 Vogue / RCA
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Jazz at Massey Hall
1953 Jazz at Massey Hall Original Jazz Classics / Universal Classics & Jazz
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On the Sunny Side of the Street
1953 On the Sunny Side of the Street Moon
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Horn of Plenty
1953 Horn of Plenty Blue Note
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Jazz Recital
1954 Jazz Recital Verve
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Dizzy Gillespie and His Latin Rhythm: Afro
1954 Dizzy Gillespie and His Latin Rhythm: Afro Verve
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New Jazz Sounds
1954 New Jazz Sounds Norgran
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Dizzy Gillespie with Roy Eldridge
1954 Dizzy Gillespie with Roy Eldridge Verve
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Roy and Diz
1954 Roy and Diz Verve
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Trumpet Battle
1954 Trumpet Battle Verve
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The Trumpet Kings
1954 The Trumpet Kings Verve
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Dizzy Gillespie and His Original Big Band
1954 Dizzy Gillespie and His Original Big Band GNP
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Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
1954 Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Allegro Corporation
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The Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz Sextet, Vol. 2
1954 The Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz Sextet, Vol. 2 Norgran
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Afro
1955 Afro Verve
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One Night in Washington
1955 One Night in Washington Collectables
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Tour De Force
1955 Tour De Force Verve
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Dizzy and Strings
1955 Dizzy and Strings Norgran
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Diz & Getz
1955 Diz & Getz Universal / Verve
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The Modern Jazz Sextet
1956 The Modern Jazz Sextet
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The Champ
1956 The Champ Savoy Jazz
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On Tour with Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band
1956 On Tour with Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band Artistry
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For Musicians Only
1956 For Musicians Only Universal
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Diz Big Band
1956 Diz Big Band Verve
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Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra
1956 Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra Norgran
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Dizzy Gillespie Plays
1956 Dizzy Gillespie Plays Allegro Corporation
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Tour de Force
1956 Tour de Force Universal Distribution
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World Statesman
1956 World Statesman Verve
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Bird and Diz
1956 Bird and Diz Verve / PolyGram
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Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band at Birdland
1956 Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band at Birdland Sandy Hook
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Dizzy Gillespie and Stuff Smith
1957 Dizzy Gillespie and Stuff Smith Disconforme
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The Live in Chester
1957 The Live in Chester Jazz Hour
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Live, 1957
1957 Live, 1957 Jazz Unlimited / Storyville
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Sittin' In
1957 Sittin' In Verve
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At Newport
1957 At Newport Verve
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Dizzy in Greece
1957 Dizzy in Greece Verve
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Dizzy Gillespie Duets
1957 Dizzy Gillespie Duets Verve
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The Greatest Trumpet of Them All
1957 The Greatest Trumpet of Them All
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Sonny Side Up
1957 Sonny Side Up Verve
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At Home and Abroad
1957 At Home and Abroad Rhino
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Dizzy at Home and Abroad
1957 Dizzy at Home and Abroad Atlantic
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Duets
1957 Duets Verve
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Birks' Works
1958 Birks' Works Verve
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The John Lewis Piano
1958 The John Lewis Piano MSI Music Distribution / WEA / Warner
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Diz & the Bird
1959 Diz & the Bird
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Copenhagen Concert
1959 Copenhagen Concert SteepleChase
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Have Trumpet, Will Excite!
1959 Have Trumpet, Will Excite! Verve
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The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie
1960 The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie
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Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie at Newport
1960 Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie at Newport Verve
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The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band
1960 The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Verve
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Carnegie Hall Concert
1961 Carnegie Hall Concert Verve
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Perceptions
1961 Perceptions Verve
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A Musical Safari
1961 A Musical Safari Booman
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Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Europe
1961 Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Europe Unique Records
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Gillespiana
1961 Gillespiana Ais / Poll Winners Records
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An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
1961 An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Polygram
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Dizzy Gillespie/Gerry Mulligan
1961 Dizzy Gillespie/Gerry Mulligan Europa
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Dizzy on the French Riviera
1962 Dizzy on the French Riviera Verve
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Jazz on the French Riviera
1962 Jazz on the French Riviera Philips
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The New Continent
1962 The New Continent Limelight Records
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New Wave!
1963 New Wave! Universal / Verve
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Something Old, Something New
1963 Something Old, Something New Verve / Polygram
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Dizzy Gillespie & the Double Six of Paris
1963 Dizzy Gillespie & the Double Six of Paris Verve
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Dateline Europe
1963 Dateline Europe Reprise
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Dizzy Goes Hollywood
1964 Dizzy Goes Hollywood Verve
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Composer's Concepts
1964 Composer's Concepts Emarcy
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The Cool World
1964 The Cool World Verve
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Jambo Caribe
1965 Jambo Caribe Verve
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With Gil Fuller and the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra
1965 With Gil Fuller and the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Blue Note / Capitol
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Soul Mates
1966 Soul Mates VSP
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Live at the Village Vanguard
1967 Live at the Village Vanguard Blue Note
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Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon
1967 Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon Solid State
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Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
1967 Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac Impulse! / GRP
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Reunion Big Band
1968 Reunion Big Band MPS Records
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My Way
1969 My Way Solid State
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Soul and Salvation
1969 Soul and Salvation Pony Canyon Records
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Sweet Soul
1969 Sweet Soul Spotlite
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Cornucopia
1969 Cornucopia Solid State
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The Trumpeters: Jazz Fest Masters
1969 The Trumpeters: Jazz Fest Masters Zomba
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Giants
1971 Giants Perception Records
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The Real Thing
1971 The Real Thing Breathless
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Blues People
1971 Blues People Jazzdoor
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The Giants of Jazz
1972 The Giants of Jazz Collectables
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The Giant
1973 The Giant Emarcy
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Dizzy's Big 4
1974 Dizzy's Big 4 Original Jazz Classics / Pablo / OJC / Universal
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The Trumpet Kings Meet Joe Turner
1974 The Trumpet Kings Meet Joe Turner Pablo / OJC
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The Giants of Jazz and Dizzy Gillespie Live
1974 The Giants of Jazz and Dizzy Gillespie Live Jazzdoor
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Jazz Maturity....Where It's Coming From
1975 Jazz Maturity....Where It's Coming From Original Jazz Classics
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At the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
1975 At the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 Pablo / OJC
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The Dizzy Gillespie Big Seven
1975 The Dizzy Gillespie Big Seven Pablo
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Trumpet Kings at Montreux
1975 Trumpet Kings at Montreux Original Jazz Classics
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The Trumpet Kings at Montreux '75
1975 The Trumpet Kings at Montreux '75 Pablo
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Dizzy
1975 Dizzy GNP
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Bahiana
1975 Bahiana Pablo Records / Pablo
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The Bop Session
1975 The Bop Session Gazell Productions
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Dizzy's Party
1976 Dizzy's Party Original Jazz Classics / Pablo / OJC
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Gifted Ones
1977 Gifted Ones Pablo
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The Gifted Ones
1977 The Gifted Ones Original Jazz Classics
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Montreux '77
1977 Montreux '77 Original Jazz Classics
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Diz
1978 Diz RCA
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Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival
1979 Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival Ala Enterprises
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The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big Four
1980 The Trumpet Summit Meets the Oscar Peterson Big Four Universal
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At Montreux
1980 At Montreux Pablo
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Digital at Montreux, 1980
1980 Digital at Montreux, 1980 Original Jazz Classics / Pablo / OJC
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Summertime
1980 Summertime Original Jazz Classics
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Summertime Montreux 1980
1980 Summertime Montreux 1980 Pablo
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Jazzbohne Berlin 1981
1981 Jazzbohne Berlin 1981 Repertoire
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Musician, Composer, Raconteur: Plays & Raps in His Greatest Concert
1981 Musician, Composer, Raconteur: Plays & Raps in His Greatest Concert Pablo
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Free Ride
1981 Free Ride Original Jazz Classics / Pablo / OJC
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To a Finland Station
1982 To a Finland Station Fantasy
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New Faces
1984 New Faces GRP
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Closer to the Source
1984 Closer to the Source Atlantic / Import
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Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be...Oo, Oo...Oo, Oo
1985 Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be...Oo, Oo...Oo, Oo Soul Note (Italy)
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'Round Midnight
1986 'Round Midnight Absord
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Dizzy Gillespie Meets the Phil Woods Quintet
1986 Dizzy Gillespie Meets the Phil Woods Quintet Timeless Jazz Legacy
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Enduring Magic
1986 Enduring Magic Black Hawk
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Endlessly
1988 Endlessly MCA
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In the Mood for Swing
1988 In the Mood for Swing Musicmasters
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Max + Dizzy, Paris 1989
1989 Max + Dizzy, Paris 1989 A&M
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Live at the Royal Festival Hall 1989
1989 Live at the Royal Festival Hall 1989 Enja
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Symphony Sessions
1989 Symphony Sessions Pro-Arte Records
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The Winter in Lisbon
1990 The Winter in Lisbon Milan
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Rhythmstick
1990 Rhythmstick CTI
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Bebop and Beyond Plays Dizzy Gillespie
1991 Bebop and Beyond Plays Dizzy Gillespie Blue Moon
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To Bird with Love: Live at the Blue Note
1992 To Bird with Love: Live at the Blue Note Telarc Distribution
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To Diz with Love: Diamond Jubilee Recordings
1992 To Diz with Love: Diamond Jubilee Recordings Telarc Distribution
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Villa Hidalgo
1992 Villa Hidalgo Universal Music Latino
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Swing Love
1995 Swing Love Babacan
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Savoy Jazz Super EP
2008 Savoy Jazz Super EP Savoy
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Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux Jazz Festival
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At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978
At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 Jazzline Records / PO Records
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