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The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Big Band: Things to Come

Read "Things to Come" reviewed by Jack Bowers

So who needs the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band anyway? Jon Faddis, whose whose widely acclaimed CHJB has been shown the door by the powers that be (its last concert will be presented this month at the Hollywood Bowl), has landed on his feet--and how!--as music director of the aptly-named Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band. If Things to Come, recorded live in September 2000 at Pittsburgh's Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, can be taken as a measure of the band's proficiency, Faddis ...


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Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band: Things to Come

Read "Things to Come" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Phoenix...out of the ashes of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band.

The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band has been an active entity since 1998. Steered by Jon Faddis and John Lee, the band consists of musicians who played with John Birks Gillespie sometime during his 50 years of music making. Also under the Faddis tutelage is the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, a smaller band than the big band that has been recording since1997. This band has released two recordings ...


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