Dizzy Gillespie Performing Tin Tin Deo With An All-Star Band

by chipboaz on February 3, 2017

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There’s something about musicians with a great attitude and a captivating personality that simply attracts other strong artists. Musicians that start a working relationship spend a lot of time together, and consequently, they want their partner to be someone personable and inspiring. Humor, curiosity, flexibility, responsibility, insight, and more – these are all things that people want surrounding them. When these instincts come naturally to a musician, they’ve got a head-start in connecting with other artists. Combine that attitude and personality with prodigious musical skills, and you’ve got a musician that will work alongside top notch talent throughout their lives.

Dizzy Gillespie brought all of those puzzle pieces to his music in a way that connected him with great musicians throughout his career. Always admired for his humor and good nature, Dizzy forged strong bonds with people that lasted forever. He was consistently curious about music, always learning new things and listening to everyone around him. Of course, Dizzy always backed up his attitude and personality with impressive technical ability and an uncanny sense of musicianship. As a result, he was always playing with some of the most important musicians of the time – from his days alongside bebop innovator Charlie Parker to his collaboration with Cuban rumbero Chano Pozo, Dizzy attracted top musicians. In this video from 1988, Diz performs “Tin Tin Deo” on Live On Sunday Night with a host of amazing musicians from the era – Hiram Bullock on guitar, Marcus Miller on bass, David Sanborn on sax, Omar Hakim on drums, and Don Grolnick on keyboards. Of course, there’s the classic Gillespie humor at the top of the clip, but once the band starts playing, Dizzy’s attitude, personality, and musical skills set this Latin Jazz classic on fire.

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