Diz 'N Bird at Carnegie Hall

Diz 'N Bird at Carnegie Hall

by Charlie Parker



Nine years after Benny Goodman's groundbreaking concert, bebop finally came to Carnegie Hall. Most notable on this 1997 CD (which contains music that has been reissued many times, often incoherently) is the meeting between altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Joined by the underrecorded piano of John Lewis, bassist Al McKibbon and the slightly overrecorded drums of Joe Harris, Bird and Diz generate some real fireworks on five songs, and Parker's rendition of "Confirmation," and the CD's high point, is definitive and memorable. The remainder of the set (ten selections including "Cool Breeze," "One Bass Hit," "Cubano-Be, Cubano-Bop" and "Things to Come") features the Gillespie big band in typically spirited form. Of particular interest are a few numbers ("Relaxin' at Camarillo," which was arranged by George Russell, "Hot House," and "Toccata for Trumpet") that were never recorded in the studio by the big band. Classic bebop.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/1997
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724385706127
catalogNumber: 57061

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Parker   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Milt Jackson   Vibes
John Lewis   Piano
James Moody   Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Chano Pozo   Conga
McKibbon   Bass
Taswell Baird   Trombone
Joe Gayles   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny "Pancho" Hagood   Vocals
Joe Harris   Drums
Elmon Wright   Trumpet
Raymond Orr   Trumpet
Lorenzo Salan   Bongos
Matthew McKay   Trumpet
Howard E. Johnson   Alto Saxophone
John Brown   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Tadd Dameron   Arranger,Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Gil Fuller   Arranger,Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Babs Gonzales   Composer
John Lewis   Arranger
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Walter Fuller   Composer
George Russell   Arranger,Composer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Benny Harris   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Teddy Reig   Producer
William Shepherd   Contributor
Darcy Cloutier-Fernald   Art Direction
Alan Nahigian   Illustrations

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Diz 'N Bird at Carnegie Hall 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These guys can really play!!! I wonder why they didn't get together more often, they are like 2 peas in a pod as far as playing style! It is so much fun to hear them play!