Live At The Royal Festival Hall, London = DVD = (DVD)
Dizzy Gillespie was an undisputed musical genius. As a player his reputation was legendary. As a leader his ability to inspire musicians helped produce some of the most influential music of the century.
Performing with Dizzy in this sublime celebration of jazz music are such stars as Slide Hampton (who wrote most of the arrangements), Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Mario Rivera and the Afro-Cuban queen herself - Flora Purim. A selection of musicians whom in their own right create truly beautiful music, but combined together, with Dizzy at the helm (and a magical orchestra in support) take the artform to some very serious places. This film, recorded live at London¹s Royal Festival Hall, is a must for every music lover who recognizes Dizzy Gillespie¹s importance as a major figure in music of the last century.