Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bebop Classic: "Night in Tunisia"

When you think of bebop, two legends spring to your mind immediately: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Today it's Dizzy's turn.

This classic track from 1942 is an example of how jazz was beginning to experiment with world music; "Night in Tunisia" has a Cuban feel to it; and Dizzy's horn is just piercing.

This song became an instant standard and has been covered by countless artists including Charlie Parker and Stan Getz.

Go back in time with this!

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