The Best Live Albums By Dizzy Gillespie

What are the best live albums featuring legendary bebop trumpet player, Dizzy Gillespie?

There are more than 40 albums to choose from but which are the most essential? I’m expecting his albums recorded with Charlie Parker to feature very well in the polls but he went on to perform for nearly another 40 years after The Quintet performance at Massey Hall in Montreal in 1953.

To find out, I have created a readers poll.

What Are The Best Live Albums By Dizzy Gillespie?

You probably having heard them all but I see a vote as a recommendation to others that a particular album is well worth hearing and even buying.

What Are The FIVE Best Live Albums By Dizzy Gillespie?

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What Other People Say Are Dizzy Gilespie’s Best Live Albums

BestEverAlbums.com – Dizzy Gillespie Best Ever Albums – this website asks people for lists of their favourite live albums and then reanalyses them. The live albums nominated were:

  • An Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
  • At Newport

AllAboutJazz.com – Dizzy Gillespie: Four Classic Albums – selects two live albums:

  • Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra 1954
  • At Newport

Steve Hoffman Music Forum – Best Dizzy Gillespie’s Cds – recommends a few live albums:

  • An Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
  • At Newport
  • The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever aka Jazz At Massey Hall 1953
  • with Charlie Parker: Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945

TheJazzResource.com – Top 25 Jazz Albums of All Time – includes one Dizzy album and that’s…

  • Jazz At Massey Hall 1953

AllMusic.com  – Dizzy Gillespie Discography – give at least 4.5 stars to the following Dizzy Gillespie live albums:

  • The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever – 5 stars
  • Jazz at Massey Hall – 5 stars
  • At Newport – 5 stars
  • An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet – 5 stars
  • Dizzy Gillespie and His Big Band: In Concert – 4.5 stars
  • Dizzy on the French Riviera – 4.5 stars
  • Showtime at the Spotlite 52nd Street New York City, June 1946 – 4.5 stars
  • At Salle Pleyel (Paris, France – 1948) – 4.5 stars

NewYorker.com – 100 Essential Jazz Albums features one live Dizzy Gillespie recording:

  • Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945

Gentlemansgazette.com – 30 Jazz Albums Every Man Should Hear includes:

  • Jazz at Massey Hall by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell and Max Roach

Wilktone.com – 25 Essential Big Band Albums – includes:

  • Live at Newport

What Are The Best Live Jazz Albums Of All Time?

Do any of his live albums rank as one of the very best in the entire history of jazz?

Please vote in my poll to find the best live jazz albums. While you may not have heard all of them, I see a vote as a recommendation to other readers.

What Are The FIVE Best Live Jazz Albums?

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You can get these albums from Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk.

Live Album Polls For The Great Jazz Artists

I have polls for the following artists: – Louis Armstrong –  Count BasieJohn ColtraneMiles DavisEric DolphyDuke EllingtonDizzy Gillespie –  Billie HolidayCharles MingusThelonious MonkCharlie ParkerLester Young

 

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