[Dixielandjazz] Dizzy & Dixieland

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 21 13:33:54 PDT 2010

>  "M J (Mike) Logsdon" <mjl at ix.netcom.com> asked:
> Which reminds me to ask a question, proving my early onset of failed  
> memory.
> Did Gillespie and his ilk record a "dixieland" album once?  I seem  
> to recall that such a fact was talked about here once long, long  
> ago.  I promise I'll write it down this time.

Dear Mike:

I don't know if Gillespie ever recorded Dixieland, but I do know he  
played Dixieland. Tony Parenti loved to tell the story about Charlie  
Shavers sending Dizzy to the Metropole Cafe in NYC as a sub one night  
in to play in a Dixieland band where Parenti was the clarinetist. I  
think Big Chief Russell Moore was the trombonist.

Any way, Parenti said he really enjoyed playing with Gillespie and  
that they got along fine musically and otherwise.

Steve Barbone

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