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Dizzy Gillespie en de Sesjun Radioprogramma's Dizzy Gillespie - The Sesjun Radio Shows (English)
When I first listened to the new 2cd set with Dizzy Gillespie - The Sesjun Radio Shows I was surprised to hear that well known sound, especially the funky groove by guitarist Rodney Jones and Benjamin Brown – a déjà vu as it called, because it was one of the shows I recorded - an airshot from a Sesjun Show scheduled at De Speeldoos in Vught, a small city in the southern part of The Netherlands, March 1978.
At the Dizzy Gillespie - The Sesjun Radio Shows 2cd-set you will find a selection of four shows, all with Birks, (= Dizzy Gillespie) as the main artist: De Speeldoos in Vught ( 16th of March, 1978) – De Flint Theatre in Amersfoort ( 8th of February, 1979) - Nick Vollebregt’s Jazz Café ( 22nd of October 1981) and, last but not least, the concert in De Tor (Enschede) ( 7th of January 1988)
- In The Dizzy Gillespie Story, part of the liner notes, Dutch jazz journalist and critic, Jeroen De Valk, introduces us to Dizzy Gillespie’s music, but also to his personality, his habits ( he liked Dutch snacks, like bitterballen and Dutch cheese ) and practical jokes ………….
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Except a great trumpet player and scat singer, Dizzy Gillespie, nicknamed Birks, was a great entertainer, who could twist any audience around his little finger. His frog-like cheeks, his humor and his custom-made "bent" trumpet became his trademarks. He was one of the best known icons of post-war jazz. He played a dozen tiomes in The Netherlands and between 1978 and 1988 he joined four times the Tros Sesjun Radio shows. Fragments of these shows have now been released at a 2cd, entitled Dizzy Gillespie The Sesjun Radio Shows.
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