Dizzy Gillespie Tribute (part 1) October 21st marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Birks ("Dizzy") Gillespie, an innovator of giant proportion who, along with Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, led a musical revolution called bebop that still reverberates. We'll celebrate his centennial this weekend (10/21) and next (10/28) on Strictly Jazz, with the first show concentrating, but not limited to, his formative years.
Guest Interview: Vince Giordano on "There's a Future in the Past" Vince Giordano the subject of a new documentary, "There's a Future in the Past," sits in for an interview with Bo Leibowitz. Best known as the go-to guy for authentic '20's and '30's jazz in films and TV such as Cafe Society, The Aviator, Carol, and Boardwalk Empire.
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