Jazz Icons: Dizzy Gillespie features two historic concerts from one of the founding fathers of bebop. Filmed 12 years apart, the 1958 concert features Dizzy working eloquently within the small combo structure of a quintet including such influential musicians as sax player Sonny Stitt and bassist Ray Brown. The second show focuses on a completely different side of Dizzy, fronting the legendary Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band. With a 16-piece big band to conduct, including two drummers, his Latin influences are revealed on "Con Alma" and "Manteca".
Belgium 1958-Tracklisting: - Blues After Dark - On the Sunny Side of the Street - Loverman - Cocktails for Two - Blues Walk
Denmark 1970 - Tracklisting: - Con Alma - The Brother K - Now Hear My Meanin' - Manteca - Let Me Outta Here - Things Are Here