Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, 1947

Dizzy Gillespie leads his big band in 1947 with a song about a musician who was out of sync with the bebop jazz of the day. The problem? "He beeped when he should have bopped." The performance features vocals and a trumpet solo by consummate showman Gillespie and a vibes solo by Milt Jackson, who later joined the Modern Jazz Quartet.

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