Dizzy Gillespie

The Legendary Sessions (99096)

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The Legendary Sessions

Dizzy Gillespie

American Jazz Classics

8436542015905

AJC 141042

99096

JAZZ

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The Legendary Sessions

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CD 10,74 €

3 LPs on 2 CDs

This edition presents all existing collaborative recordings made by Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins. This consists of the music produced for two albums, both of which feature a third star horn, alto saxophonist Sonny Stitt. The albums are Dizzy Gillespie Duets (Verve MGV8260), on which Rollins and Stitt alternate playing duets with Gillespie, and Sonny Side Up (Verve MGV8262), on which both saxophonists play together with Diz. Both albums were recorded in 1957 within the same week. a third complete album pairing Gillespie and Stitt plus members of the Modern Jazz Quartet, titled The Modern Jazz Sextet (Verve MGN-1076), has been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

DIZZY GILLESPIE, trumpet (also vocals on CD1, 7)
SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax
SoNNY STITT, alto & tenor sax
RAY BRYANT, piano
TOMMY BRYANT, bass
CHARLIE PERSIP, drums

CD 1 [1-6] Issued as Dizzy Gillespie Duets. New York, December 11
CD 1 [7] & CD 2 [1-3]: Issued as Sonny Side Up. New York, December 11 (CD1 [1-6] ) & December 19 (CD1 [7] & CD2 [1-3]), 1957.

Note: Sonny Rollins out on “Con Alma”, “Haute Mon’” and “Anythin’”. Sonny Stitt out on “Wheatleigh Hall” and “Sumphin’”. Stitt plays tenor sax on all of the selections on which he is present, but alternates with alto sax on “Anythin’

CD 2 [4-8] Bonus album: The Modern Jazz Sextet
Dizzy Gillespie (tp)
Sonny Stitt, (as, ts)
John Lewis (p)
Skeeter Best (g)
Percy Heath (b)
Charlie Persip (d).
New York, January 12, 1956

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1:


01 Wheatleigh Hall
02 Sumphin’
03 Con Alma
04 Haute Mon’
05 Anythin’
06 Con Alma [Alt Tk]
07 On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Total Time: 66:07

CD 2:


01 The Eternal Triangle
02 After Hours
03 I Know That You Know
04 Tour De Force
05 Dizzy Meets Sonny
06 Ballad Medley: Old Folks / What’s New? / How Deep Is The Ocean?
07 Mean To Me
08 Blues For Bird

Total Time: 75:02