Dizzy Gillespie: On the Session

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Dizzy Gillespie: On the Session

Jazz fans know to find some of Gillespie's solos on tunes by his bebop-era collaborators, but few know to check out Diz's trumpet feature—and rap—on Stevie Wonder's “Do I Do.” The trumpet icon's range was reduced by then, but his ability to press into new stylistic zones was undiminished. That fit into a pattern going back to his session work in the ‘50s with Benny Carter, as on “Just One of Those Things.”