Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie Live in Paris

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

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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 notes

"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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Directed by:
Bernard Lion
Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
Production date: 1970
Duration: 35 min
Production: © Office national de radiodiffusion télévision française (ORTF) - Paris
Resolution: Full HD

Available until

Thursday, February 29, 2024