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jazz Dizzy Gillespie Live in Paris With Mike Longo, George Davis, Red Mitchell, and David Lee

With Mike Longo, George Davis, Red Mitchell, and David Lee

Dizzy Gillespie Live in Paris With Mike Longo, George Davis, Red Mitchell, and David Lee

About

"The stars of universal jazz are more and more rare, so much so that we can count them on 10 fingers" ... this is the introduction given to the great Dizzy Gillespie for his Jazz Sessions French TV special back in 1970. One of the co-founders of the groundbreaking bebop genre that reclaimed jazz from the commercialized dilution of the Swing Era, Dizzy had outlasted most of his peers and was, by this point, rightly considered one of the Godfathers of modern music. 

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Cast

  • John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie | Singer, Bandleader , Trumpeter
  • Mike Longo | Pianist
  • George Davis | Electric guitar
  • Red Mitchell | Double bassist
  • David Lee | Drummer

Program

  • John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, A Night in Tunisia
  • Mike Longo, Samba
  • George Davis, Closer
  • John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Oop-Pop-A-Da

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Bernard Lion
  • Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 1970
  • Production: © Office national de radiodiffusion télévision française (ORTF) - Paris
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