Can You Imagine?

Format: CD
Release Date: 1/20/2020
Label: CD Baby
Availability: Backorder

With another election year upon us, trumpeter John Bailey recognizes that the time for a unifying candidate has come: Dizzy Gillespie. Playing off the maestro’s witty 1964 presidential campaign (during which the trumpeter imagined a cabinet that, among other jazz luminaries, included Duke Ellington as Secretary of State), Bailey is inspired by the very real issues Gillespie faced during the Civil Rights era and, in assembling this response, how much more work there is to do. Given that kind of mission, it’s no surprise that the record’s immediate standout is the three-part “President Gillespie Suite.” - DownBeat Magazine


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1. Peddles in the Pocket
Length: 05:07
2. President Gillespie Suite
Length: 12:13
3. The Touch of Her Vibe
Length: 07:05
4. The Blues House
Length: 06:49
5. Ballad from Oro Incienso y Mirra
Length: 06:50
6. Elite State of Mind
Length: 06:16
7. Valsa Rancho (feat. Janet Axelrod)
Length: 05:42
8. From the Heart
Length: 07:51
9. People
Length: 03:53
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 61:46
UPC: 888295958493