416 Recommend It!

Dizzy Gillespie: Matrix (2002)

By Published: | 10,308 views
Dizzy Gillespie: Matrix The name Dizzy Gillespie conjures up the image of the hip trailblazer in the world of bop jazz and later the synthesis between jazz and the sounds and rhythms of Cuba and Africa. However, this period encapsulated his early years—but what happened to him after the 1960’s? The release of Matrix hopes to revive this era in Gillespie’s career.

After the '60s had passed, Gillespie, much like his Bop era contemporaries, was not a man to stand in one place or continue to perform the same songs the same way he did years earlier. The 1970’s saw Gillespie fuse jazz with the contemporary sounds of soul and funk. Check out the groove they are laying down on tracks like “Ding A Ling” and “Diddy Wa Diddy.”

The album is comprised of three previously released Gillespie Records: The Real Thing, Portrait of Jenny, and Giants (Live).

Matrix delves into a long forgotten period in Gillespie’s career and will get your feet tapping and your fingers snapping to this funky collection.


Track Listing: CD1 (from The Real Thing): 1. N

Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie

Record Label: Sanctuary Records

Style: Funk/Groove


comments powered by Disqus

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

Sponsor: Nonesuch Records