CAT # 83421-25
1. Ornithology 15:31 2. Con Alma 9:31 3. Confirmation 10:41 4. A Night in Tunisia 21:46 5. The Diamond Jubilee Blues 4:15 6. Theme 1:25
Recorded live at New York’s famed Blue Note, Bird Songs contains six tracks of explosive previously unreleased material from Dizzy Gillespie’s 75th birthday celebration in 1992. These rare sessions join Dizzy with a cross generation of jazz’s premiere saxophonists who include Jackie McLean, Benny Golson, Paquito D’Rivera, David Sanchez, Clifford Jordan and Antonio Hart. To round out the all-star gathering, Gillespie is backed by pianist Danilo Perez, bassist George Mraz and drummers Kenny Washington and Lewis Nash.
Bird Songs features such well-known compositions as Barry Harris’ tribute to ‘Bird,’ “Ornithology,” Gillespie’s cu-bop classic “Con Alma,” Parker’s fiery “Confirmation,” and such Gillespie signature tunes as “A Night in Tunisia,” “Theme” and “The Diamond Jubilee Blues.”
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