From All About Jazz: “Rare Dizzy Gillespie Live Recording Discovered”

Dizzy Gillespie (No photo credit”

“New York, NY Nov 15, 2010—Jazz fans will be delighted when they hear these fabulous recordings of the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, England in 1973. It was August of 1973 and the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet was booked into the Ronnie Scott Jazz Club in London for a two- week engagement. The quintet consisting of Mickey Roker-drums, Earl May-bass, Al Gafa-guitar, Mike Longo-piano and Dizzy at the helm was “on fire” for the entire two weeks. Word got out, and by the end of the first week they were drawing record-breaking crowds. This prompted the management at Ronnie Scott’s to hold them over for an extra week. Arrangements were made to record the entire three sets every night of that last week. The CAP record label is now proud to announce the upcoming release of an exciting four CD, made up of the best performances from those last seven days, due out in the spring of 2011. You don’t, however, have to wait that long to get a taste of this marvelous musical experience as we are releasing Volume I in its entirety in digital format available NOW at all major download sites such as i-Tunes, Amazon, etc. Find out at the end of this press release how you can acquire it at a substantial savings off the price that the download sites are selling it for.”

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