Happy Birthday Jon Faddis. ‘The Dizzyple’

This day (July 24, 1953), in Oakland, California, is born Jon Faddis, an American jazz trumpet player and conductor.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Autumn Leaves . Con Alma . Sophisticated Lady (1999) . w/ the Michel Camilo New York Big Band – Not Yet . Dizzy Gillespie & Friends – Caravan (1987) . w/ Frank Foster, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell – Organ Grinders Swing (1984) . Here’s That Rainy Day (1977) .

TOP 10

Jon Faddis Top 10 :

Waltz For My Fathers & Brothers . Li’l Darlin’ . West End Blues . The Hunters & Gatherers . A Night In Tunisia . Little Jazz . Whisper Not . Everything Must Change . Hey, Lalo! . Things To Come .

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[1982] American president Ronald Reagan has invited a few top jazz players to the White House – that is Diane Schuur, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitouš, Roy Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis next to classical violonist Itzhak Perlman – for a private concert >> 19 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1986] German television has gathered Sam Rivers (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (d), Hank Jones (p), Slide Hampton (tb), Johnny Griffin (ts), Jon Faddis (tp), Arturo Sandoval (tp), Eddie Gomez (b) and Ed Thigpen (d) for Dizzy Gillespie‘s 70th Birthday Jubilee Session at Theaterhaus in Stuttgart, Germany >> 83 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1985] Huey Lewis & The News, a-ha, Sting, Phil Collins plus an All-Star Jam Session gathering B.B. King, Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter, Michel Petrucciani, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Stanley Jordan, Bobby Hutcherson), Gary Burton, Jon Faddis, Dizzy Gillespie , Gerry Mulligan, David Sanborn and Buddy Rich plus Sarah Vaughan, Diana Schuur, Joe Williams, Bobby McFerrin, The Manhattan Transfer. They all take part in the 28th Annual Grammy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles >> 25 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] the Jazz Masters All Stars – that is Nathan Davis (s), Benny Golson (ts), Claus Reichstaller (tp, flg), Jon Faddis (tp), George Cables (p), Abraham Laboriel (b) and Dennis Mackrel (d) – are at Jazzwoche Burghausen in Wackerhalle, Germany >> 86 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2005] Lalo Schifrin plays piano with Jon Faddis (tp), David Sanchez (ts), Ignacio Berroa (d), Martin Verdonk (perc) and conducts the BBC Bigband at Jazzwoche Burghausen in Wackerhalle, Germany >> 83 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1973] Thad Jones on flugelhorn and Mel Lewis on drums plus trumpeters Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Jim Bossy, Cecil Bridgewater, trombonists Jimmy Knepper, Billy Campbell, Quentin ‘Butter’ Jackson, Dave Taylor, reedmen Jerry Dodgion, Ed Xiques, Billy Harper, Ron Bridgewater, Pepper Adams, pianist Walter Norris and bassist George Mraz will be on stage at Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway >> 41 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (July 24, 1953), in Oakland, California, is born Jon Faddis, an American jazz trumpet player and conductor.

Jon Faddis : Marked by both intense integrity and humor, Faddis earned accolades from his close friend and mentor John Birks Gillespie, who declared of Faddis, He’s the best ever, including me! As a trumpeter, Faddis possesses a virtually unparalleled range and full command of his instrument, making the practically impossible seem effortless.

@allmusic : When Faddis burst on the jazz scene as a teenager, observers were amazed by his technique and his ability to sound like an identical twin of Dizzy Gillespie (whose complex style had never been successfully duplicated before).

@last.fm : In the mid-eighties, he left the studios to continue to pursue his solo career, which resulted in albums like Legacy, Into The Faddisphere and Hornucopia. As a result of his growth as a musician and individual artist, he became the director and main trumpet soloist with the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Band and eventually the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band.

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