- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 28, 2002
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Dizzy Gillespie dazzled the world with his talent as one of the pioneers of be-bop and Latin jazz, but with his puffed-out cheeks, bent trumpet and quick wit, he also was a great showman. Here he demonstrates his dazzling style as he bops, scats, croons and dances his way through a collection of his music, including "The Truth," "A Night in Tunisia" and "Dizzy's Blues." Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet, Vocals), Ed Cherry (Guitar), Michael Howell (Bass), Thomas Campbell (Drums).
With his puffed-out, blowfish-like cheeks and incredible showmanship, Dizzy Gillespie was a true icon of jazz. The legendary trumpeter is filmed here at a 1981 performance in Montreal, Canada. Gillespie dazzles the audience as only he can, playing his trumpet while be-bopping, dancing, and strutting across the stage. Included are performances of "Dizzy's Blues" and "A Night in Tunisia."