Gillespie Jump Did Le Ba by Dizzy Gillespie Jumping With Symphony Sid by Dizzy

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Gillespie, “Jump Did-Le-Ba” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Jumping’ With Symphony Sid” by Dizzy Gillespie, “One Bass Hit, Pt. 2” by John Lewis (it’s a Dizzy Gillespie song but accredited to pianist John Lewis for some reason on the program list), “Dizzy’s Business” by Quincy Jones, and “Shaw Nuff” by Dizzy Gillespie. The cover from the Houston Jazz Orchestra of all these songs showcased the energetic vibrant jazz sounds of these songs, artistically displaying the sounds of bebop, Afro-Cuban jazz, and other genres of big band jazz music. Cubano, Be Cubano Bop was one of the more noteworthy compositions of the night that were preformed from the program. It was a vibrant track critical in bringing Afro-Cuban flavors and rhythms into American jazz scenes. A highlight of that track was the improvised Conga drum solo in the middle of the track that stole the scene of the entire composition. Expertly preformed by the Houston Jazz Orchestra, the solo demonstrated the technical brilliance of the original track. Afro- Cuban jazz was not the only influences demonstrated in the concert of classic bebop compositions. Dizzy Gillespie heavily employed sounds of vocal jazz and scat vocalizations on tracks such as “Jump Did-Le-Ba” which brought a vibrant and entertaining tune to the concert. The bebop sounds were found throughout the concert of fast rhythmic improvisation demonstrating Dizzy Gillespie’s creativity. The concert’s final piece “Shaw Nuff” exemplified what made Dizzy Gillespie an iconic pioneer in the genre of bebop jazz. “Shaw Nuff” is a one of the more iconic pieces by Dizzy Gillespie, up there with “Salt Peanuts” and “52 nd Street Theme.” The Houston Jazz Orchestra gave a more loaded big band texture with its cover of the piece, contrasting the more minimalist instrumentation of bebop jazz and of “Shaw Nuff” in particular as opposed to the more popular big band swing influenced jazz of the time. Aside from the texture, the Houston Jazz Orchestra’s cover of “Shaw Nuff” was an accurate and quality true-to-form cover of the piece. “Shaw Nuff” is a fast tempo piece, and
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  • Spring '14
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