Dizzy Gillespie

The Complete 1956-57 Big Band Studio Sessions (99120)

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The Complete 1956-57 Big Band Studio Sessions

Dizzy Gillespie

American Jazz Classics


AJC 144545




The Complete 1956-57 Big Band Studio Sessions

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CD 12,36 €


This release presents the complete original studio sessions Dizzy Gillespie made showcasing his wonderful big band of the mid- Fifties, which featured such talents as Quincy Jones, Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Al Grey, Phil Woods, Benny Golson and Wynton Kelly. All sides taped by this band at the studio during the period 1956-57 are included here, among them the complete contents of the LPs World Statesman (Norgran MGN-1084/Verve MGV- 8174), Dizzy in Greece (Verve MGV-8017) and Birks’ Works (Verve MG V-8222). Rounding out this set, a three-tune 1956 date by the same band originally issued on the ARS label (CD2, tracks 17-19) and two alternate takes from the Verve sessions.



DIZZY GILESPIE, trumpet, vocals & leader on all tracks, plus:

Collective personnel:
Joe Gordon, Lee Morgan, Ermit V. Perry, Quincy Jones (tp),
Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Al Grey (tb), Rod Levitt (b-tb),
Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as), Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson, Ernie Wilkins (ts),
Marty Flax, Billy Root (bar), Walter Davis, Jr., Wynton Kelly (p),
Nelson Boyd, Paul West (b), Charlie Persip (d), among others.

New York, February-June, 1956 & April-July, 1957.


CD 1· Total Time: 79:10

01 Dizzy’s Business
02 Hey, Pete
03 Jessica’s Day
04 Tour De Force
05 I Can’t Get Started
06 Stella By Starlight
07 Doodlin’
08 A Night In Tunisia
09 The Champ
10 Yesterdays
11 Tin Tin Deo
12 Groovin’ For Nat
13 My Reverie
14 Dizzy’s Blues
15 Annie’s Dance
16 Cool Breeze
17 School Days
18 Jordu
19 Tangorine

CD 2· Total Time: 79:16:

01 Birks’ Works
02 Yo No Quiero Bailar
03 Autumn Leaves
04 Over The Rainbow
05 Umbrella Man
06 If You Could See Me Now
07 Left Hand Corner
08 Whisper Not
09 Stablemates
10 That’s All
11 Groovin’ High
12 Mayflower Rock
13 Joogie Boogie
14 I Remember Clifford
15 You’ll Be Sorry
16 Wonder Why
17 Jessica’s Day [Alternate Version]
18 Sometimes I’m Happy [Alternate Version]
19 Doodlin’ [Alternate Version]
20 Left Hand Corner [Alternate Take]
21 Whisper Not [Alternate Take]