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Dizzy Gillespie Closer To The Source

Closer To The Source
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album: Atlantic 81646 (1984)

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This is your chance to hear one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time: Dizzy Gillespie. Accompanying Gillespie on this early 80s effort are such legends as Stevie Wonder, Branford Marsalis, and Marcus Miller.


  • 1.Could It Be You
  • 2.It's Time For Love
  • 3.Closer To The Source
  • 4.You're No. 1 - In My Book
  • 5.Iced Tea
  • 6.Just Before Dawn
  • 7.Textures

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Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (vocals); Angel Rogers (vocals); Hiram Bullock (guitar); Stevie Wonder (harmonica, synthesizer); Sonny Fortune (alto saxophone); Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone); Kenny Kirkland, Barry J. Eastmond (keyboards); Marcus Miller (synthesizer, bass guitar); Thom Barney (bass guitar); Tony Cintron Jr., Buddy Williams (drums); Mino Cinelu, Marty Bracey (percussion).
It was an open secret that by the 1980s, Dizzy Gillespie was well past his playing prime. A very likable and humorous entertainer and still an expert scat singer, his trumpet playing had unfortunately greatly declined, and in 1984, at the time of this misfire, he was soon to turn age 67. This set of commercial material (with guest spots by Stevie Wonder, tenor saxophonist Branford Marsalis and bassist Marcus Miller) is quite forgettable -- throwaway funk tunes with the parts of the sidemen sounding as if they were phoned in. ~ Scott Yanow

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  • Sales Rank: 47,873
  • UPC: 090431673829
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