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Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* - The New Continent (CD, Album)


America AM The Giant The Source Dizzy Gillespie's Big 4 This s jazz album-related article is a stub. Gillespie's magnificent sense of time and emotional intensity of his playing came from childhood roots. His parents were Methodists, but as a boy he used to sneak off every Sunday to the uninhibited Sanctified Church.

He said later, "The Sanctified Church had deep significance for me musically. I first learned the significance of rhythm there and all about how music can transport people spiritually.

In the naturally effervescent Mr. Gillespie, opposites existed. His playing—and he performed constantly until nearly the end of his life—was meteoric, full of virtuosic invention and deadly serious. But with his endlessly funny asides, his huge variety of facial expressions and his natural comic gifts, he was as much a pure entertainer as an accomplished artist. Wynton Marsalis summarized Gillespie as a player and teacher:. His playing showcases the importance of intelligence. His rhythmic sophistication was unequaled.

He was a master of harmony—and fascinated with studying it. He took in all the music of his youth—from Roy Eldridge to Duke Ellington—and developed a unique style built on complex rhythm and harmony balanced by wit. Gillespie was so quick-minded, he could create an endless flow of ideas at unusually fast tempo. Nobody had ever even considered playing a trumpet that way, let alone had actually tried. All the musicians respected him because, in addition to outplaying everyone, he knew so much and was so generous with that knowledge Gillespie's trademark trumpet featured a bell which bent upward at a degree angle rather than pointing straight ahead as in the conventional design.

According to Gillespie's autobiography, this was originally the result of accidental damage caused by the dancers Stump and Stumpy falling onto the instrument while it was on a trumpet stand on stage at Snookie's in Manhattan on January 6, , during a birthday party for Gillespie's wife Lorraine. He had the trumpet straightened out the next day, but he could not forget the tone.

Gillespie sent a request to Martin to make him a "bent" trumpet from a sketch produced by Lorraine, and from that time forward played a trumpet with an upturned bell. By June he was using a professionally manufactured horn of this design, and it was to become a trademark for the rest of his life.

The next year, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ceremonies celebrating the centennial of American jazz, Gillespie received the Kennedy Center Honors Award and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Duke Ellington Award for 50 years of achievement as a composer, performer, and bandleader.

In , Gillespie was awarded with an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee College of Music. In he received the Polar Music Prize in Sweden. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Samuel E. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American jazz trumpeter. This article is about the jazz musician. For the Australian cricketer nicknamed "Dizzy", see Jason Gillespie. Gillespie in concert, Deauville, Normandy , France, July Jazz Bebop Afro-Cuban jazz.

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Backbeat Books. Oxford University Press. Retrieved July 9, Oxford University Press, US. Archived from the original on June 24, Retrieved March 13, Chicago Tribune. January 25, Archived from the original on February 18, Dizzy Gillespie: the Bebop Years, — Scarecrow Press. Jerry Jazz Musician. Retrieved February 24, Foreign Affairs, — Archived from the original on August 11, Retrieved January 10, Something Old, Something New. Dateline Europe. Dizzy Goes Hollywood.

Composer's Concepts. The Cool World. Jambo Caribe. Soul Mates. Live at the Village Vanguard. Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon. Solid State. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac.

Reunion Big Band. MPS Records. My Way. Soul and Salvation. Pony Canyon Records. Sweet Soul. The Trumpeters: Jazz Fest Masters.

Perception Records. The Real Thing. Blues People. The Giants of Jazz. The Giant. Dizzy's Big 4. Original Jazz Classics. Jazz Maturity Where It's Coming From. At the Montreux Jazz Festival The Dizzy Gillespie Big Seven. Trumpet Kings at Montreux. The Trumpet Kings at Montreux ' The Bop Session. Gazell Productions. Dizzy's Party. Gifted Ones. The Gifted Ones. Montreux ' Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Ala Enterprises. Around the World. Please enable Javascript to take full advantage of our site features. Edit Master Release. Big Band. Buddy Clark Bass. Chris White 3 Bass. Benny Carter Conductor. Daniel Czubak Design. Mel Lewis Drums. Rudy Collins Drums. Lucky Thompson French Horn. Luis Kant French Horn.

Dizzy's trumpet playing is superb and 'The New Continent' progresses through a range of moods and textures with outstanding solos from members of the band, especially trombonist Frank Rosolino and guitarist Al Hendrickson. It's good to have this neglected classic on CD at long last.5/5(1).

8 thought on “Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* - The New Continent (CD, Album)”

  1. Kajigami says:
    Apr 02,  · Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* The New Continent ‎ (CD, Album, RE) Jazz Collectors: JC Europe: Sell This Version: SFX Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* The New Continent and the best Dizzy LP of the 60s, combo or big band. Superb and essential/5(10).
  2. Akizilkree says:
    This exciting Latin-based, 6-part suite was composed and arranged by pianist Lalo Schifrin for Dizzy Gillespie's big band and recorded in Los Angeles during September Schifrin said that the suite was "geared for Dizzy by taking advantage of his love for a variety of forms modes and rhythms."/5(3).
  3. Vojas says:
    Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album including bonus tracks. First time on CD for the complete Dizzy Gillespie Big Band album the New Continents. As a bonus, we have added all existing tunes from a Dizzy Gillespie Quintet performance recorded live at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, which also features Lalo Schifrin.5/5(2).
  4. Goshicage says:
    Label: Limelight - UCCM • Series: Immortal Jazz On Mercury - 47 • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered Paper Sleeve • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* - The New Continent (, Paper Sleeve, CD) | Discogs5/5(1).
  5. Vijas says:
    Label: Limelight - LML • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: New Zealand • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* - The New Continent (, Vinyl) | Discogs Explore.
  6. Kiran says:
    Apr 02,  · Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* - The New Continent at Discogs. Complete your Dizzy Gillespie And The Big Band* collection/5(28).
  7. Mijas says:
    Label: Mercury - LMY • Series: Limelight Series • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band Dizzy Gillespie - The New Continent (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(2).
  8. Mirr says:
    The New Continent is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band featuring performances arranged and composed by Lalo Schifrin and conducted by Benny Carter recorded in and released on the Limelight label. The CD reissue added four bonus tracks originally released on An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (Verve, ).

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