Wednesday, April 29, 2009
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was a demi-God of 20th Century jazz, pioneering the revolution that was be-bop. And he was still pushing out the boundaries at Perception Records from 1970-71, fusing jazz and funk in breathtaking style. This 1971 set features: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Eric Gayle, George Davis (guitar); James Moody (tenor saxophone); Mike Longo (piano); Nate Edmonds (organ); Paul West (double bass); Chuck Rainey, Phil Upchurch (bass guitar); David Lee, Otis Candy Finch, Bernard Purdie (drums).
Below, the track "Matrix," sampled by Beatnuts ("World Famous") and LA Funk Mob ("Suspence.")