Monday, January 31, 2011

Music Monday: Dizzy

I remember first seeing Dizzy Gillespie on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Those cheeks were amazing. Only now do I really appreciate his artistry. What a tremendous musician.

Dizzy Gillespie doing Manteca:
  • With His Dream Band: This is a tremendous group of musicians.
  • in Denmark: Damn, he looks cool in this one. If I had seen that video when I was a kid, I would have wanted nothing more than to be him when I grew up.
  • In Finland: The video's aspect ratio is screwed up, but the music is great.
And here Dizzy is on the Muppet Show where they had to distract the noise inspector from Dizzy's performance.