“Oop Bop Sh’ Bam” – Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (1946)

Musicraft; New York, May 15, 1946: Dizzy Gillespie-t-v/Sonny Stitt-as/Milton Jackson-vib/Al Haig-p/Ray Brown-b/Kenny Clarke-d/Walter Fuller-v.

 

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie in the Famous Door of New York (N.Y.), in June 1946.

Dizzy Gillespie promo shot–seven years prior to the infamous horn-bending accident of 1953.

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2 thoughts on ““Oop Bop Sh’ Bam” – Dizzy Gillespie Sextet (1946)

  1. I’ve never been a fan of bop, but Dizzy got his start between the wars, and the bebop he helped pioneer more or less grew out of swing, so there is a connection with the premise of your blog. Nonetheless, if you’ll pardon my opinion, I’d like to see the music posted here match the title of the blog.

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  2. Thanks for taking time to comment! Much appreciated.

    The departure was for four videos and I gave fair warning in an earlier post when I wrote,
    “… but it’s good to step away from the thing that you are working on in order to gain a new and fresh perspective. Coming up, for comparison and contrast, the next couple of videos will again take us a few years beyond our normal period of jazz.”

    We’ll be back to our normal programming next week. I promise, mistermuse! -Ken

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