“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.



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.

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.


  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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