Thursday, February 4, 2010

Duke Ellington & Dizzy Gillespie

Left to right: Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington


In February 1959, Duke Ellington assembled a cavalcade of jazz heavyweights and superstars for the swinging "Jazz Party" album. Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie was one of the guests for Duke's party album and the legendary trumpeter's solo on "U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)" is still awe-inspiring.

Photographed by: Don Hunstein
© Sony Music Entertainment

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