Rhythmstick (1989)

Sub-Genres - Biography, Concerts  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Trumpet legend Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most influential figures in two schools of jazz -- with his friend and collaborator Charlie Parker, he was one of the first proponents of be-bop, and later brought the rhythms of African and Latin music into the lexicon of American jazz. Rhythmstick is a performance video which features a stellar line-up of jazz players -- including Art Farmer, Tito Puente, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Flora Purim, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, and many more -- paying homage to Gillespie and his musical legacy, with Diz himself sitting in on two numbers.



behind-the-scenes, influence, interview, jazz, Latin [ethnicity], music, tribute