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Two New Dizzy Gillespie Discs

A couple of new Dizzy Gillespie discs came in the JT mailbag last week. One is a collection of previously unreleased 1981 concert material, the other is an unreleased, Dizzy-penned soundtrack to an unreleased film.

The first, titled Salt Peanuts, was released at the end of August and collects eight tracks culled from more than four hours of material from Gillespie’s 1981 engagement at the Montreal nightspot the Rising Sun. Gillespie’s band throughout the recording is comprised of guitarist Ed Cherry, electric bassist Michael Howell, drummer Tommy Campbell and Sayyd Abdul Al-Khabyyr on flute and tenor.

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