The Jazz Show Episode November 20, 2006

Broadcast on 20-Nov-2006

9:00am - 11:59am

Special Feature on Jamaican- born trumpeter Dizzy Reece: "Soundin' Off!". Alphonso Son "Dizzy" Reece on trumpet with Walter Bishop Jr.(piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Arthur Taylor on drums in a fine quartet date recorded by Blue Note in 1960. Dizzy Reece was born in Kingston, Jamaica on January 5, 1931 and began playing trumpet in his teens in Jazz groups and Ska bands. Dizzy, who was not nicknamed for Dizzy Gillespie, left Jamaica because of the paucity of Jazz opportunities and moved to England in 1948 and played all over the Continent. He recorded and played with everyone of note in England and was noticed by Dizzy Gillespie and especially Miles Davis who told Reece to come to the States. That he did in 1959 and began a short series of albums for Blue Note Records. This album is his most personal statement for the label. Reece sounds like no other and delivers his individual concept tonight with "Soundin' Off!".