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Wynton at the Dizzy Gillespie tribute in 1988

In the following video clip, a young Wynton plays and improvises at the the Dizzy Gillespie tribute in 1988, with Jon Faddis, Jimmy Owens, Freddie Hubbard, and Vaughn Nark. Enjoy it !

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  1. Juan,
    would you please give any further info on that laserdic?.

    careba on Nov 11th, 2007 at 8:15pm

  2. The whole Dizzy tribute is available, I have it on laserdisc of all things…Wynton plays in the big band with all those guys, it is kind of funny they give him a shorter stool than the other trumpets, not sure they’re being real nice…but you get a lot of jazz greats, Sonny Rollins, Oscar Peterson, Johnny Griffin, etc…

    Juanmustard on Nov 11th, 2007 at 3:40pm

  3. Wynton’s way of soloing is completely different from the other players there.
    Awesome !!!!

    Jason P. on Oct 6th, 2007 at 9:35am

  4. right. thanks for your correction ;)

    Luigi on Oct 2nd, 2007 at 11:14am

  5. Hey Luigi, I think you may have meant “1988” instead of 1998, correct?

    CJD on Oct 2nd, 2007 at 11:07am

  6. Forgot posting the second video found. Here it is. Enjoy!


    MTS on Oct 1st, 2007 at 6:48pm

  7. Thanks for this really “unique museum piece”.

    And talking about “archaeological researchs”, see below what did I found……..couldn’t believe it!. Older than yours!.

    The piece shows an inscription with date 1980….um…well….as it wasn’t very clear (you know… old prehistoric hand writing thing)……… researching professors had to use “carbon 14 proof” to confirm wether this date was B.C. or A.C…..well, you know!….scientif accuracy!.

    In any case, let’s go to fundamentals…and ENJOY!


    MTS on Oct 1st, 2007 at 6:38pm