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Legends Live
Dizzie Gillespie Quintet
1 CD | 69min | Nr. 101711
CD 1: » Duke Ellington: The Mooche
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» Dizzy Gillespie: Con Alma (Alternate Take)

The Mooche was written by Duke Ellington in 1928 for the trumpeter Bubber Miley. In his long version, performed in Stuttgart, Dizzy Gillespie explores it at length. Lalo Schifrin’s piano solo uses block chords to further heighten the dramatic intensity of this soul remake.