Trumpet virtuoso and bop revolutionary whose desire to innovate helped invent and define the musical vocabulary for an entire genre.
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Album 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 / Savoy
 
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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 / Verve
 
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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/Gerry Mulligan 1961 Dizzy Gillespie/Gerry Mulligan Europa
 
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Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Europe 1961 Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Europe Unique 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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Gillespiana 1961 Gillespiana Ais / Poll Winners Records
 
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The New Continent 1962 The New Continent Limelight Records
 
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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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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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The Trumpeters: Jazz Fest Masters 1969 The Trumpeters: Jazz Fest Masters Zomba
 
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Cornucopia 1969 Cornucopia Solid State
 
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Sweet Soul 1969 Sweet Soul Spotlite
 
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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 / Decca / Universal
 
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The Trumpet Kings Meet Joe Turner 1974 The Trumpet Kings Meet Joe Turner Original Jazz Classics
 
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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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The Bop Session 1975 The Bop Session Gazell Productions
 
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Dizzy 1975 Dizzy GNP
 
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Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods 1975 Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods Original Jazz Classics / Pablo / OJC / Universal
 
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Bahiana 1975 Bahiana Pablo Records / Pablo
 
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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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Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Jazz Haus Musik / SWR Music
 
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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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