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'Dizzy' Jukka Perko

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Aug 3, 2017 Updated Aug 8, 2017

It's Dizzy Gillespie's centenary year, and Jukka Perko is marking the occasion with a new tribute album.

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As a teenager in 1987, saxophonist Jukka Perko was quite simply plucked from his hometown of Huittinen in Finland to join the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band’s tour of Europe and the US. And so it's from this memory and perspective that Perko has released a retrospective of the bop trumpeter, performing some immortal Dizzy classics as well as some standards. He's joined by his band Tritone - which features Antti Lötjönen on bass and Teppo Mäkynen on drums.

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Bebop' (D. Gillespie)
2. 'Round Midnight' (T. Monk)
3. 'A Night In Tunisia' (D. Gillespie, F. Paparelli)
4. 'Cubano Be, Cubano Bop' (D. Gillespie, G. Russell)
5. 'Dizzy's Business' (E. Wilkins)
6. 'Con Alma' (D. Gillespie)
7. 'Lover Come Back to Me' (S. Romberg, O. Hammerstein)
8. 'Woody 'n' You' (D. Gillespie)
9. 'One Bass Hit' (R. Brown)
10. 'Tin Tin Deo/Manteca' (D. Gillespie, G. Fuller, C. Pozo)

CD: Jukka Perko Tritone Dizzy (We Jazz Records WJCD01); Preview audio available for 1 month after initial feature broadcast.
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