Enough cannot be said about Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz. He is maybe the second most important trumpet player after Louis Armstrong.
Together with Charlie Parker, he is credited with inventing bebop, the de rigeur jazz vocabulary up to this day.
So, let's stick around Montreux a little bit longer for yet another great concert given there on July 14, 1977, a 30-year jubilee of sorts, team up Dizzy Gillespie with Milt Jackson, Monty Alexander, Jon Faddis, Ray Brown and Jimmie Smith and enjoy the ride.
P.S. All videos from my personal collection, posted on various video hosting web sites.
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