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|Dizzy Gillespie - Live at the Royal Festival Hall London|
Actors: Dizzy Gillespie, United Nations Orchestra
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Dizzy Gillespie was an undisputed musical genius. As a player his reputation was legendary. As a leader his ability to inspire musicians helped produce some of the most influential music of the century. Performing wit... more »
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Not Dizzy's best
Ronald K. Goodenow | Northboro, MA USA | 04/13/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to enjoy a Diz on film go right for Dizzy's Dream Band, or try to run down a great tape made of one of his Cuban tours. This one, a concert at London's Royal Festival Hall in 1989 is, well, not Dizzy at his best. Sure, some fine solos (though James Moody and Slide Hampton a bit wasted here -- just not enough of them) by several Latin American stars. But Dizzy himself seems tired and uninspired, and the orchestra never quite reaches the energy and excitement one espect's of Dizzy's ensembles. This all said, the sound quality is fine, as is the video."
An excellent ensemble
Shimon | Goldens Bridge, NY USA | 04/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This concert was clearly a showcase for some superb musicians, notably, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Airto Moreira, Giovanni Hidalgo, Steve Turre and Dizzy himself, amongst others. The video is sometimes a little confused but the sound is as good as being there and the music itself is classic, with some memorable solos to be heard. Whether you're a fan of Dizzy's or Latin jazz in general, there is much to enjoy."
Dizzy & friends
James E. Hickey Rivera | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 12/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great DVD !!! Arturo Sandoval and Paquito De Rivera added great interpretation. Airto with a great solo. Overall DVD with great music extremetly talented group of musicians. Great memory of Dizzy the master."
A Must Have....
E. Watts | Florida, USA | 10/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This might not be Mr. Gillespie at his best, but it is Dizzy, and it is jazz. (And) Dizzy playing jazz (even if it is not one of his better performances) is better than most at their absolute best. Touring is takes a lot out of musicians. Even when you are not performing you still don't get any rest. You have signings and rehearsals you have to attend. At any rate this DVD is great to have because there are some great solos by the other artist performing. Although I feel as if some of them were under used. You will not be disappointed with any aspect of the performances on this DVD."