DIZZY GILLESPIE
                Blue N Boogie session

                    Recording Date:
                                February 9, 1945

                            Dizzy Gillespie     TP
                            Dexter Gordon     TS
                            Frank Paparelli      P
                            Chuck Wayne       G
                            Murray Shipinski   B
                            Shelly Manne        D


Review by Scott Yanow
The great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie plays "Blue 'N' Boogie" with a sextet in 1945 including Dexter Gordon; he teams up with Charlie Parker for five early bop gems ("Groovin' High," "Dizzy Atmosphere," "All the Things You Are," "Salt Peanuts" and "Hot House"); he plays two numbers with Sonny Stitt in a combo; and he also performs five songs (including "Things to Come") with his 1946 big band. One way or another, get this important music, but only pick up this particular CD if found at a budget price.

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