Whilst these 2 years are a time of growth, change and excitement, they are also coupled with exams. Anyone who says these exams are unimportant are giving you untrue information. 430 more words
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This is a superb set, presenting everything from, err, plain bebop to latin rhythms and also some fun vocal. Birks was at the peak of his creative powers then, and there was no one on the planet – at this point of his career – that could be fit to hold a candle to him, trumpetwise, I mean ;) 38 more words
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Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra:
Dave Burns, Dizzy Gillespie, Elmon Wright, Matthew McKay, Ray Orr (tp) Taswell Baird, Bill Shepherd (tb) Howard Johnson, John Brown (as) George “Big Nick” Nicholas, Joe Gayles (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Al McKibbon (b) Joe Harris (d) Dizzy Gillespie, Helen Humes, Kenny “Pancho” Hagood (voc) – Recorded in New York, 1947.