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Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band 20th & 30th Anniversary

LP (Item 27317) MPS, 1968 — Condition: Very Good+
Gatefold

Tremendous live work from Dizzy Gillespie – and one of his few big band sessions from the time! The album has Dizzy recreating his bigger group sound of the 50s – but with a groove that's much more lively, open, and swinging – very much in keeping with the MPS big band style of the late 60s, which is no surprise given that the album was recorded for the label! Players here are all great – and include Jimmy Owens, Dizzy Reece, Tom McIntosh, Curtis Fuller, Chris Woods, and Sahib Shihab – bursting out with strong solos on some very long tracks! Titles include a beautiful 10 minute reading of "Con Alma", plus "The Things Are Here", "Things To Come", and "Frisco", a great one by Mike Longo, who's also with Dizzy's group at this point!  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Red label German pressing. Label has a small bit of pen, but is nice overall.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

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