The Jazz Show Episode August 17, 2015

Broadcast on 17-Aug-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Live at The Club Bel-Aire on June 14,1957

Modern Jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillespie thrived in front of a big band and he had several over his long career. This was what became known as "The State Department Band" and it was his second big band. It was called that because of two major tours sponsored by the US State Department, one to the Middle east and Greece and the other to South America. Dizzy toured the US too, playing clubs, concerts, festivals etc. This great and well recorded set was done at a large supper club in Chester, Pennsylvania called The Club Bel-Aire at the end of a week's engagement on June 14,1957. Some great soloists are heard aside from the magnificent Gillespie. Young trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonists Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell and altoists, Ernie Henry and Jimmy Powell and trombonist Al Grey. Charlie Persip on drums does a great job and plays hand in glove with bassist Tommy Bryant and pianist Wynton Kelly. A nice variety of tunes from some great standards to originals are heard. The band was "on" this night at the Club Bel-Aire as you'll hear! Dizzy forever!

Track Listing:

A Night ion Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
Autumn Leaves
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
Dizzy's Business
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
Anitra's Dance
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
Begin The Beguine
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
Left Hand Corner
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
I Love You Much Too Much
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
Yesterdays
Dizzy Gilles[ie · Big Band Live
Cool Breeze
Dizzy Gillespie · Big Band Live
Spontaneous Combustion
Cannonball Adderley · Live at The Jazz Workshop
Eulogy For Rudy Williams
Charles Mingus · Jazz Workshop 1954
Purple Heart
Charles Mingus · Jazz Workshop 1954
Gregarian Chant
Charles Mingus · Jazz Workshop 1954
Just You Just me
Lester Young · On Keynote
I Never Knew
Lester Young · On Keynote
Afternoon of A Basie-ite
Lester Young · On Keynote
Sometimes I'm Happy
Lester Young · On Keynote
Talkin' About J.C.
Grant Green · Talkin' About!
Lady Gabor
Charles Lloyd · Manhattan Stories
Hot House
Chick Corea/Gary Burton · Hot House
I'm As Happy As I Want to Be
Eddie Harris · For Bird and Bags
On The Nile
Eddie Harris · For Bird and Bags
Checkmate
Eddie harris · For Bird and Bags