everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!
Dizzy Gillespie was at the peak of his powers throughout the 1950s, still the pacesetter among trumpeters. This albun matches Dizzy with Stan Getz, the Oscar Peterson Trio and drummer Max Roach. Getz, although identified with the “cool” school, thrived on competition and is both relaxed and combative on the uptempo explorations of “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and “Impromptu”.
Personnel: Dizzie Gillespie (trumpet); Stan Getz, Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Oscar Peterson, Wade Legge (piano); Herb Ellis (guitar); Ray Brown, Lou Hackney (bass); Max Roach, Charlie Persip (drums).
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