THEY ALL DUG DIZ & ALL THAT JAZZ ∽ AND THEY ALL WOULD HAVE JOINED DIZZY GILLESPIE’s 95th ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON OCTOBER 21

A jazz-in-the-movies expert has sent me the following trailers/ opening credits/ scenes you may all dig (they are posted in chronological order)

AND: Don’t forget to click on the pic for listening to one of John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie’s (1919-1993) greatest solos ever!

OR, as I wrote here, at Doug Ramsey’s Rifftides:

“The torch will be passed on, Diz, you can be sure about that.”

Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)


Ascenseur pour l’échafaud a.k.a. Elevator To The Gallows (1958)


À bout de souffle a.k.a. Breathless (1960)

Paris Blues (1961)




Blog owner’s note: For more about the above film, feel free to clicketty-click HERE🙂

Night Tide (1961)


Too Late Blues (1962)

— A scene from A Man Called Adam (1966) —

All That Jazz, sung by Mel Tormé:

Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)

P.S. — The Connection (1962)

2nd P.S. — Last Tango In Paris (1972)

3rd, and a very lovely P.S. from the same film:


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5 Responses to THEY ALL DUG DIZ & ALL THAT JAZZ ∽ AND THEY ALL WOULD HAVE JOINED DIZZY GILLESPIE’s 95th ANNIVERSARY PARTY ON OCTOBER 21

  1. Red Mulligan says:

    Night Tide…..is that Paul Horn on flute?
    Thanks for the great post.

  2. Rollo Tomasi says:

    Like all Gods, Diz is immortal. And thanks for the AWESOME clips.

  3. No post of ‘Paris Blues’ without this scene, por favor:

    Let’s go get stoned xD

  4. Brew says:

    You’re absolutely right, worthy cyber pal, let’s get loaded😉 — Anyway, the best scene in that otherwise super-soft jazz melodrama is included now🙂🙂🙂

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