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Legends Live
Dizzie Gillespie Quintet
Vinyl Edition
1 LP | 44min | Nr. 101713
LP 1: » Duke Ellington: The Mooche
» Ann Ronell: Willow Weep for Me
» Dizzy Gillespie: Kush
» Dizzy Gillespie: Oops-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be
» Vernon Duke: I Can't Get Started

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.

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