Bird Songs: The Final Recordings ()

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Bird Songs: The Final Recordings - Dizzy Gillespie
Track Listing
  1. Ornithology
  2. Con Alma
  3. Confirmation
  4. A Night in Tunisia
  5. The Diamond Jubilee Blues
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  1. Ornithology
  2. Con Alma
  3. Confirmation
  4. A Night in Tunisia
  5. The Diamond Jubilee Blues
  6. Theme
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With this CD, Telarc squeezes another package out of a month-long salute to the jazz master's 75th birthday at New York's Blue Note jazz club, advertising them as Dizzy Gillespie's last recordings (they're not). What it is, is a mixed blessing, an obviously heartfelt tribute to an aging legend by several of his disciples, conservative to a fault in its adherence to the basic bop language that Dizzy and the album's co-honoree Charlie Parker helped invent. Dizzy's solos are like fallen swans; the chops simply weren't there ...

Bird Songs: The Final Recordings 1997, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408342127

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