File: Concert video
Running time: 88 minutes.
Quality: DVD-Rip (see report below for details).
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Dizzy Gillespie is a good place to start to introduce oneself to Jazz, and very especially his latest period when he played with musicians from all corners of the planet re-creating the concept of Big Band, thus the name United Nations. If you like Bossanova, Afro-caribbean percussions, cuban rythms, and so on, you will also enjoy this.
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Excerpted from PopMatters:
Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London is a prime example of Gillespie in his element. Formed in 1988, his United Nations Orchestra was an eclectic multi-cultural collection of some of the best and brightest jazz musicians the world had to offer. Many, if not all, of the personnel were already recognized masters in the genre while some of the younger players have used the ensemble as a springboard to successful solo careers.