Dizzy Gillespie

And His Big Band - Comp. Studio Sessions 1956-1957 (FSRCD 585)

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And His Big Band - Comp. Studio Sessions 1956-1957

Dizzy Gillespie

Fresh Sound Records

8427328605854

ZZZ 123958

FSRCD 585

JAZZ

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And His Big Band - Comp. Studio Sessions 1956-1957

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Featuring: Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vcl, lead), Lee Morgan, Quincy Jones, Joe Gordon (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Al Grey, Melba Liston (tb), Sahib Shihab, Phil Woods (as), Lucky Thompson, Ernie Wilkins, Benny Golson (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Charlie Persip (d)

Includes a 46-page booklet with accurate recording details, extensive annotations, original liner-notes and very rare photos.

Dizzy Gillespie was much more than a great trumpet player: for many he epitomizes a whole chapter in the history of jazz—the 40s and 50s, when he was pre-eminent as a bop pioneer and as a leader of small groups and big bands. Dizzy had an exuberant personality, an almost endless capacity for love, and a desire to live and swing as hard as he felt. His work here, fronting his 1956-1957 big band, radiates warmth and excitement, and what the band lacks in clockwork precision is more than compensated for by the rarely matched drive inherent in its work.

The charts, funky swingers for the most part, reflect the best efforts of some of the finest writers in jazz—Ernie Wilkins, Tadd Dameron, Quincy Jones, Benny Golson—but the main asset is the leader and his prowess as an instrumentalist. And there are excellent solos by Phil Woods, Joe Gordon, Ernie Henry, Lee Morgan, Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson, Al Grey, and notable contributions by Walter Davis, Wynton Kelly and Charlie Persip in the rhythm section. These outstanding recordings exhibit the almost euphoric power and fire of the band.

Tracklisting:

CD 1
01. Jessica’s Day (*) Additional Track
02. Sometimes I’m Happy (*) Additional Track
03. Doodlin’ (*) Additional Track
04. Dizzy’s Business
05. Hey, Pete
06. Jessica’s Day
07. Tour de Force
08. I Can’t Get Started
09. Stella by Starlight
10. Doodlin’
11. A Night in Tunisia
12. The Champ
13. Yesterdays
14. Tin Tin Deo
15. Groovin’ for Nat
16. My Reverie
17. Dizzy’s Blues
18. Annie’s Dance
19. Cool Breeze

CD 2
01. School Days
02. Jordu
03. Birk’s Works
04. Umbrella Man
05. Autumn Leaves
06. Tangorine
07. Over the Rainbow
08. Yo no quiero bailar
09. If You Could See Me Now
10. Left Hand Corner
11. Whisper Not
12. Stablemates
13. That’s All
14. Groovin’ High
15. Mayflower Rock (*) Additional Track
16. Joogie Woogie (*) Additional Track
17. I Remember Clifford (*) Additional Track
18. You’ll Be Sorry (*) Additional Track
19. Wonder Why (*) Additional Track
20. Left Hand Corner (*) Never issued in LP format.

Total time: 151:33 min.


Sources - CD 1:
Tracks #1-3 from the LP "Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band" (ARS G-423).
Tracks #4,6-12,16 & 17 from the LP "Dizzy Gillespie World Statesman" (Norgran MGN-1084 later issued as Verve MGV-8174).
Tracks #5,13-15,18 & 19 from the LP "Dizzy in Greece" (Verve MGV-8017).

Sources - CD 2:
Track #1 from the LP "Dizzy in Greece" (Verve MGV-8017).
Tracks #2-11 from the LP "Dizzy Gillespie Birks Works" (Verve MGV-8222).
Tracks #12-14 from the LP "Dizzy in Greece" (Verve MGV-8017).
Track #15 from the 45rpm single Verve 89173.
Track #16 from the 12" album "The Playboy Jazz All Stars, Vol.1" (Playboy 1957).
Track #17 from the 12" album "The Big Band Sound of Dizzy Gillespie" (UK, Verve 2317 080). Tracks #18 & 19 originally scheduled to be released on the LP "Dizzy Gillespie Big Band" (Verve MGV-8357), but not included.
Track #20 never issued on LP.


Personnel - CD 1:

Tracks #1-3: Dizzy Gillespie (lead, tp), Ernie Royal, Ermit Valgean Perry, Idrees Sulieman (tp), Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (tb), Jerome Richardson (fl, as), Sahib Shihab (as), Lucky Thompson, Ernie Wilkins (ts), Danny Bank (bs), Wade Legge (p), Nelson Boyd (b) and Charlie Persip (d).
Recorded in New York City, on February 14, 1956.

Tracks #4-19: Dizzy Gillespie (lead, tp, vcl),
Quincy Jones, Joe Gordon, Carl “Bama” Warwick, Ermit Valgean Perry (tp), Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (tb), Rod Levitt (b-tb), Phil Woods, Jimmy Powell (as), Ernie Wilkins, Billy Mitchell (ts), Marty Flax (bs), Walter Davis Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (b) and Charlie Persip (d).
Recorded in New York City, on June 6, 1956.

Arrangements by Dizzy Gillespie (#7,11,14), Ernie Wilkins (#3,4,10,15), Quincy Jones (#1,5,6,8,12), Melba Liston (#9,16,18), Howie Kravitz (#13), A.K. Salim (#17), Tadd Dameron (#19), unknown (#2).

Personnel - CD 2:

Track #1: Dizzy Gillespie (lead, tp, vcl), Quincy Jones, Joe Gordon, Carl “Bama” Warwick, Ermit Valgean Perry (tp), Melba Liston, Frank Rehak (tb), Rod Levitt (b-tb), Phil Woods, Jimmy Powell (as), Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins (ts), Marty Flax (bs), Walter Davis Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (b) and Charlie Persip (d).
Recorded at Coastal Studios, New York City, on June, 1956.

Tracks #2-15: Dizzy Gillespie (lead, tp, vcl on #3), Lee Morgan, Carl “Bama” Warwick, Ermit Valgean Perry, Talib Ahmad Dawud (tp), Melba Liston, Al Grey (tb), Rod Levitt (b-tb), Jimmy Powell, Ernie Henry (as), Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson (ts), Billy Root (bs), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul West (b), Charlie Persip (d) and Austin Cromer (vcl on #2,6,8 & 16). Recorded at WOR Recording Studios, New York City, on April 7 (2-9), April 8 (10-15), 1957.

Tracks #16-20: Dizzy Gillespie (lead, tp, vcl), Lee Morgan, Ermit Valgean Perry, Talib Ahmad Dawud (tp), Melba Liston, Al Grey (tb), Ray Connors (b-tb), Jimmy Powell, Ernie Henry (as), Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson (ts), Pee Wee Moore (bs), Wynton Kelly (p), Paul West (b), Charlie Persip (d) and Austin Cromer (vcl).
Recorded at WOR Recording Studios, New York City, on July 8, 1957.

Arrangements by Dizzy Gillespie (#1,4,6), Ernie Wilkins (#2,3,5,8,10), Melba Liston (#7,9,19) , Benny Golson (#11,12,17), A.K. Salim (#13,14), unknown arranger (#15,16,18).