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DJ Rahdu - Some Jazz 24

DJ Rahdu - Some Jazz 24

Playing tracks by

Dizzy Gillespie, Tiago Frugoli Ensemble, Hackney Colliery Band, melodiesinfonie, 14KT and more.

Chart positions

This show was 8th in the global nu jazz chart and 48th in the global jazz chart.

Diz is considered one of the greatest trumpet players of all time, and an innovator of the genre as well as quite the jokester. In '63 he began a "tongue in cheek" campaign to run for president, with his platform built on bringing attention to the Civil Rights Bill which eventually passed the following year. His campaign buttons, bearing the slogan, "Dizzy Gillespie For President" were created by his booking agency as a gimmick. However, the proceeds from the sale of the buttons went to CORE, SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and are now collector's items.

Enjoy my latest jazz compilation and illustration this Memorial Day! Blast at the cookout and on your commutes for an hour of some of the illest jazz sounds you'll partake of today. You know I had to get some afro-cuban in there for Diz, RIH

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