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Dizzy Reece

Dizzy Reece
Born: Jan 5, 1931 in Kingston, Jamaica
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: Dizzy Reece is a fine hard bop trumpeter who has been overshadowed by the innovators of the style. He started on trumpet when he was 14 and moved to Europe in 1949. It was while he was based in England (1954-1959) that he achieved some recognition through a series of recordings with top English musicians, ...Read full biography
Asia Minor
Released: 1962
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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This is one of trumpeter Dizzy Reece's finest recordings, a well-planned sextet date (reissued on CD) with baritonist Cecil Payne, Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ron Carter, ...Read full review
Manhattan Project
Released: 1978
Label: Bee Hive
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It is a bit of a mystery why British trumpeter Dizzy Reece never became much better known. His three Blue Note dates of 1958-60 are of high quality, as is his New Jazz session (Asia Minor) of 1962. However, ...Read full review
More Dizzy Reece albums: Main Albums (12), Compilations (3)