Birks' Works is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in and released on the Verve label. The original album featured 10 tracks and was reissued as Birks Works: The Verve Big Band Sessions, a 2 CD compilation featuring unreleased tracks, alternate takes and tracks from Gillespie's previous albums Dizzy in Greece and World StatesmanGenre: Jazz.
· Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band of was one of his finest groups, a very exciting orchestra that at various times had such players as trumpeters Gillespie, Joe Gordon, and Lee Morgan, trombonists Melba Liston and Al Grey, altoists Phil Woods and Ernie Henry, the tenors of Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, and Benny Golson, and pianists Walter Davis, Jr. and Wynton Kelly.
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· By the late s, Gillespie had begun leading a band that combined bebop with Latin elements; he was the first jazz musician to give a major role in his music to an Afro-Cuban sound, and fuse Brazilian and other Caribbean as well as Afro-Cuban influences with jazz. In this genre, “Tin Tin Deo” and “Manteca” are notable.
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