[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
> 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.
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.
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