For Dizzy Gillespie, laughter was all-important: he would begin with a joke and end with a prank. In between, he would treat the audience to his philosophy of life. From his beginnings until his death, Dizzy continuously cultivated a zany style, a blend of rhythmic acrobatics, melancholy and emotional outpourings. Proud bearer of his Afro-American heritage, he had an unsurpassed gift for the fusion of musical styles rooted in Latin America and Cuba with those of American music.
DIZZY GILLESPIE, trumpet, vocals ALEXANDER GAFA, guitar MIKE LONGO, piano EARL MAY, bass MICKEY ROKER, drums
JON FADDIS,trumpet on track 9 & 10.
01. Introduction By Dizzy Gillespie 02. Sunshine 03. Announcement By Dizzy Gillespie 04. Brother K 05. Announcement By Dizzy Gillespie 06. Ole for the Gypsies 07. Announcement By Dizzy Gillespie 08. The Truth 09. Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie & Jon Faddis 10. The Blues - Dizzy Gillespie & Jon Faddis 11. Tune Birks' Works