February 25, 2024

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Dizzy Gillespie: London, 1966 playing the song with James Moody, Kenny Barron, Chris White and Rudy Collins: Video, Photos

Antonio Carlos Jobim composed Chega de Saudade in the late 1950s. In May 1962, Dizzy Gillespie recorded the song on Dizzy on the French Riviera (an album that actually was recorded in New York).

The following year, Jon Hendricks added English lyrics and the song became known as No More Blues.

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If this doesn’t make your day, nothing will.

Dizzy Gillespie in London on November 30, 1965, playing the song with James Moody (as,fl), Kenny Barron (p), Chris White (b) and Rudy Collins (d) on the BBC’s Jazz 625 TV broadcast. Dizzy’s smile at the end is priceless…

Jon Hendricks’s gorgeous English-language vocal a year later…

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