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John Birks Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917 in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children. He emerged as a trumpet player whose role as a founding father of modern jazz made him a major figure in 20th-century American music. His signature moon cheeks and bent trumpet made him one of the world's most instantly recognizable figures.

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  • Audio CD (12 May 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jazz Alliance
  • ASIN: B00008J2UF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,920 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Conversation
2. Con Alma
3. Conversation
4. In A Mellow Tone
5. Conversation
6. On The Alamo
7. Conversation/Demonstration/Manteca
8. For Dizzy
9. Conversation
10. Lullaby Of The Leaves
11. Conversation
12. 'Round Midnight
13. Conversation
14. Portrait Of Diz
15. Conversation
16. Night In Tunisia

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By S J Buck TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This recording from January 1985 is well worth getting. Marians guest is Dizzy Gillespie, one of the greatest Jazz Trumpet players. Whilst Dizzy's Trumpet playing was a little past its best by this time he could still belt it out when he wanted to. Listen to the lovely version of 'In A Mellow Tone' on this recording. There is no greater examination of a Jazz musicians skill then when they have to play solo or without bass and drums. On this track Dizzy still has it. However I suspect he could only play Trumpet for shorter periods of time by the date of this recording. So on five of these tracks Dizzy plays Piano at which he certainly competent, but I expected more Trumpet.

Marian McPartland is the perfect host. A gifted Jazz Pianist in her own right and she gets the best out of her guests. Dizzy of course is funny, and fascinating to listen to. Telling stories about a few of the greats - Monk and Ellington to name but two.

Well worth getting, just a shame there wasn't more Trumpet.
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By S J Buck TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Recorded in 1985 this is another excellent Piano Jazz show with Marian McPartland interviewing Dizzy Gillespie over two Pianos and of course some Trumpet. And this is the recordings only fault; there isn't enough of Dizzy playing Trumpet, hence it would only get 4.5 stars from me if that was possible. Whether this was a health issue, or there was some other reason I don't know, but when he does play Trumpet, such as on "In a Mellow Tone" the result is fantastic.

It goes without saying that Dizzy is a witty and interesting guest, talking about Religion, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin and his love Latin/Cuban music all with equal enthusiasm.

Sadly neither Dizzy or Marian are with us now. I've been listening to the Piano Jazz shows again of late and have really begun to appreciate a. what a great musician Marian McPartland was and b. what a treasure trove for Jazz fans this series is.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
No Gillespie is not a pianist 25 July 2006
By Joshua E. Hinkson Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It is obvious from this disc that Gillespie is not a pianist. However that is not the point. He is a decent pianist and merely uses the instrument at times to show how he created music. Anyone that listens to the discussion about how "Manteca" was developed will realize that Gillespie is a person that is thorougly secure in theory and how it relates to the instrument. One should not listen to this expecting to hear a virtuoso. What is most impressive is that Gillespie and many musicians in this series do not always identify with the piano as their first instrument. The respect and friendship that they have with Marian is the main reason for their appearance. Gillspie in the last interview commends Marian and can be heard saying "I have some nerve to come down here and try to play piano next to you." This shows Gillespie's respect and acknowledgement that he is not trying to wow anyone and he should not have to HE IS DIZZY. Marian does this show so that she can learn and the invited musicians also learns from her. I think listeners to this series should take off their critic cap and learn as well.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Gillespie, the pianist? 4 Jan. 2004
By Toshio Fukuhara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Those of you who expect the duet between Marian's piano and legendary Dizzy's horn would be disappointed by this CD. Out of eight performances contained, there are only two such duets, which I can give five stars. Other duets are those of two pianos, one of which is played by, who else, Dizzy. He must be playing the piano just for kicks, not professionally, while Marian really had to support his playing while dueting. There is even one "duet" entirely by clapping, which actually sounds great.
Having only seen Dizzy playing the horn, I was surprised to hear him play the piano, though in a debatable manner. Nonetheless, his music theory with his own demonstration on the piano and with his clapping was interesting. It was also a pleasant surprise that he made a great contribution to 'Round Midnight, an undisputable jazz classic, in its intro. Without it, the master piece would have lacked a major appeal. By way of demonstration, he does the entire tune solo on the piano, while the real accomplished pianist besides him listens in composure. Does Dizzy sound like Monk? Well, yes and no.
One thing is for sure. Dizzy can express so much more with his trumpet, clapping and even his questionable piano playing than his own words (which is awfully limited). Well, I learned a lot.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Marian and Dizzy 28 Oct. 2007
By S J Buck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This recording from January 1985 is well worth getting. Marians guest is Dizzy Gillespie, one of the greatest Jazz Trumpet players. Whilst Dizzy's Trumpet playing was a little past its best by this time he could still belt it out when he wanted to. Listen to the lovely version of 'In A Mellow Tone' on this recording. There is no greater examination of a Jazz musicians skill then when they have to play solo or without bass and drums. On this track Dizzy still has it. However I suspect he could only play Trumpet for shorter periods of time by the date of this recording. So on five of these tracks Dizzy plays Piano at which he certainly competent, but I expected more Trumpet.

Marian McPartland is the perfect host. A gifted Jazz Pianist in her own right and she gets the best out of her guests. Dizzy of course is funny, and fascinating to listen to. Telling stories about a few of the greats - Monk and Ellington to name but two.

Well worth getting, just a shame there wasn't more Trumpet.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Lecture/demonstration by Professor and Pianist Gillespie 27 Sept. 2003
By Toshio Fukuhara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Those of you who expect the duet between Marian's piano and legendary Dizzy's horn would be disappointed by this CD. Out of eight performances contained, there are only two such duets, which I can give five stars. Other duets are those of two pianos, one of which is played by, who else, Dizzy. He must be playing the piano just for kicks, not professionally, while Marian really had to support his playing while dueting. There is even one "duet" entirely by clapping.
Having only seen Dizzy playing the horn, I was surprised to hear him play the piano, though in a debatable manner. Nonetheless, his music theory with his own demonstration on the piano and with his clapping was interesting. It was also a pleasant surprise that he made a great contribution to 'Round Midnight, an undisputable jazz classic, in its intro. Without it, the master piece would have lacked a major appeal. By way of demonstration, he does the entire tune solo on the piano, while the real accomplished pianist besides him listens in composure. Does Dizzy sound like Monk? Well, yes and no.
One thing is for sure. Dizzy can express so much more with his trumpet, clapping and even his questionable piano playing than his own words (which is awfully limited). Well, I learned a lot.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Marian & Dizzy 28 Oct. 2007
By S J Buck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This recording from January 1985 is well worth getting. Marians guest is Dizzy Gillespie, one of the greatest Jazz Trumpet players. Whilst Dizzy's Trumpet playing was a little past its best by this time he could still belt it out when he wanted to. Listen to the lovely version of 'In A Mellow Tone' on this recording. There is no greater examination of a Jazz musicians skill then when they have to play solo or without bass and drums. On this track Dizzy still has it. However I suspect he could only play Trumpet for shorter periods of time by the date of this recording. So on five of these tracks Dizzy plays Piano at which he certainly competent, but I expected more Trumpet.

Marian McPartland is the perfect host. A gifted Jazz Pianist in her own right and she gets the best out of her guests. Dizzy of course is funny, and fascinating to listen to. Telling stories about a few of the greats - Monk and Ellington to name but two.

Well worth getting, just a shame there wasn't more Trumpet.
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