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Dizzy Gillespie: Bird Songs

Dizzy Gillespie; a program of Charlie Parker lines…what more information do you need? Represented as The Final Recordings, these are more good sounds joyfully rendered from that storied 75th birthday celebration at the Blue Note in New York. Guests include an awesome lineup of saxmen: Pacquito D’Rivera, Benny Golson, Antonio Hart, Clifford Jordan, Jackie McLean, and David Sanchez; with Bobby McFerrin occasionally weaving some scat around all those sax lines, buoyed by the rhythm section of pianist Danilo Perez, alternating drummers Lewis Nash and Kenny Washington, and bassist George Mraz.

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