Today’s video features 3 giants of jazz trumpet history: Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw. Gillespie (along with saxophonist Charlie Parker) is one of the most important figures in establishing the bebop style and language. Hubbard is an important figure in the next chapter of jazz history, which combined the bebop language with other styles of music. Shaw represents a playing style that takes the bebop language and interprets it in a more modern interval-based language. In this video we get to see 3 different chapters in jazz history all improvising over the same tune!
Also, listen to the saxophone solo by Kenny Garret — arguably the best and most well-crafted solo on this video!