Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Night in Tunisia

The classic Dizzy Gillespie composition featuring the man himself along with Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Max Roach and Bud Powell from a performance in 1953 at Massey Hall in Toronto.  Imagine a smoky room shot through with the electric energy of such brilliant, exacting musicians conjuring such felicity of sound from inanimate objects.  Warlocks, they were. 

This is magic. This may not be to everyone's taste, but the brilliance is undeniable.


Old NFO said...

I would have loved to hear that recorded digitally... Great music, and they were giants!!!

armedlaughing said...