Dizzy Gillespie

Showtime at the Spotlite, 52Nd Street, Nyc, June (UPCD 27.53/27.54)

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1946

Showtime at the Spotlite, 52Nd Street, Nyc, June

Dizzy Gillespie

Uptown

026198275327

UTR 124142

UPCD 27.53/27.54

JAZZ

2

Showtime at the Spotlite, 52Nd Street, Nyc, June

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CD 12,39 €

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Dizzy Gillespie is heard leading his big band in a series of live performances during the summer of 1946, recorded by the legendary Jerry Newman, a fan who made historic transcription discs of many groups during the era.

Unlike many of the commercial issues that have appeared over the years, Uptown was able to obtain the original discs from Newman's family, so with skilled restoration, the audio is quite impressive throughout this two-CD set.

The fidelity is especially great for the horns and reeds, while the rhythm section isn't completely buried as on many such sessions. Some of the highlights include a sizzling take of "Our Delight" featuring the leader and tenorist James Moody, vibraphonist Milt Jackson in "The Man I Love," Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight" with its composer at the piano and Jackson, several takes of Gillespie's modern "Things to Come," plus a guest appearance by vocalist Sarah Vaughan in what is billed as an intermission feature of "Don't Blame Me," with tenorist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis chiming in.

Ira Gitler's detailed liner notes and the wide variety of vintage photos add to the value of this essential release for Dizzy Gillespie's fans


PERSONNEL:

DIZZY GILLESPIE,
trumpet
HOWARD JOHNSON, JOHN BROWN, alto saxophone
RAY ABRAMA, JAMES MOODY, tenor saxophone
SOL MOORE,  baritone saxophone
TALIB DAWUD, JOHNNY LYNCH, DAVE BURNS, ELMON WRIGHT, trumpet
ALTON MOORE, LEON COMEGYS, GORDON THOMAS, trombone
THELONIOUS MONK, piano
MILT JACKSON,  vibraphone
RAY BROWN, bass
KENNY CLARKE, drums

Recorded in New York, late 1946

CD1:
01. Shaw 'Nuff/I Waited For You
02. Our Delight
03. Groovin' High
04. The Man i Love
05. Ray's Idea
06. Cool Breeze
07. Oo Bop Sh'Bam
08. 'Round Midnight
09. Second Balcony Jump
10. Day By Day
11. Convulsions
12. Woody 'n You
13. Lazy Mood
14. One Bass Hit
15. Things To Come
16. I Waited For You

CD2:

01. Shaw 'Nuff/I Waited For you
02. Our Delight
03. Second Balcony Jump
04. Things To Come
05. The Man I Love
06. Don't Blame Me
07. Grosvenor Square
08. One Bass Hit
09. Things To Come
10. I Waited For You