The Jazz Show Episode December 1, 2008

Broadcast on 01-Dec-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Dizzy Gillespie was not only a great Jazz pioneer and an extraordinary trumpet player, composer, percussionist, band leader and excellent scat singer but a great musical catalyst who understood musical situations and he understood the competitive spirit of tenor saxophonist Sonny Stitt who is paired with the younger titan of the tenor, Sonny Rollins. Both musicians inspire Gillespie to reach beyond himself. Dizzy's rhythm section composed of Ray Bryant on piano, brother Tommy on bass and Charli Persip on drums. Only four selections are on this 1957 recording but it stands as one of those magical moments in Jazz history when everything came together in the studio. The performances are electric and the atmosphere crackles like a legendary after-hour session in some small club. "Sonny Side Up" is a classic and should be essential listening for anyone involved with Jazz.

Track Listing:

Wheatleigh Hall
Dizzy Gillespie · Duets Sonny Rollins
Con Alma
Dizzy Gillespie · Duets Sonny Stitt
Freedom One Day
Art Blakey · Soul Finger
The Hub
Buh's Bossa
Hot House
Ernie Watts · To The Point
Stompin at The Savoy
Jim Hall · Jazz Guitar
Things Ain't What They
Used To Be.
An Apertif
Hank Mobley · Third Season
Ein Bahn Strasse
Bobby Timmons · The Soul Man
The Hump
Buster Williams · Pinnacle
On The Sunny Side of
Dizzy Gillespie with · Sonny Side Up.
The Street
Sonny Rollins & Stitt.
The Eternal Triangle
After Hours
I Know That You Know.
C Jam Blues.
Phineas Newborn · Phineas in Rome