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Listen Jazz 2005: Kevin Whitehead's Top 10

December 21, 2005 – For lovers of jazz music, the year 2005 brought a wealth of reissues by critical artists.


Listen The Lasting Impact of Dizzy Gillespie

May 30, 2005 – A jazz legend's influence on the genre is detailed in Donald Maggin's book Dizzy.


Listen Dizzy Gillespie: 'The Complete RCA Victor Recordings'

August 1, 2001 – The album highlights Dizzy's playfulness and includes great compositions like "A Night in Tunisia."


Listen Dizzy Gillespie: 'Roy and Diz'

August 1, 2001 – Two rivals, Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge, came together to record an album of dueling trumpets.


Listen Charlie Parker: 'Jazz at Massey Hall'

August 1, 2001 – The album documents Jimmy Carter singing, as well as rare moments when jazz legends record together.


Composer and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie playing in 1970.

Listen 'A Night In Tunisia'

September 3, 2000 – Dizzy Gillespie's legendary 1942 composition fueled a jazz revolution called bebop.


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