Dizzy Gillespie’s ‘Birks’ Works’ is an album recorded on April 7 & 8, 1957 at a New York City Studio.and released the same year by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Jordu (Duke Jordan) – 04:13 . 2.Birks’ Works (Dizzy Gillespie) – 04:56 . 3.Umbrella Man (Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, James Cavanaugh) – 03:02 . 4.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) – 03:11 . 5.Tangerine (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) – 03:43 . 6.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 04:37 . 7.Yo No Quiero Bailar (Joe Willoughby) – 04:42 . 8.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) – 03:30 . 9.Left Hand Corner (Ernie Wilkins) – 02:26 . 10.Whisper Not (Benny Golson, Leonard Feather) – 05:17
Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet, Arranger . Talib Daawud – Trumpet . Lee Morgan – Trumpet . Ermit V. Perry – Trumpet . Carl Warwick – Trumpet . Melba Liston – Trombone . Al Grey – Trombone . Rod Levitt – Trombone . Ernie Henry – Alto Saxophone . Jimmy Powell – Alto Saxophone . Benny Golson – Tenor Saxophone . Billy Mitchell – Tenor Saxophone . Billy Root – Baritone Saxophone . Wynton Kelly – Piano . Paul West – Bass . Charlie Persip – Drums
Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Steven Fallone – Mastering
Package : Nichell Delvaille – Design . Burt Goldblatt – Photography . Paul J. Hoeffler – Photography . Herman Leonard – Photography . Aric Lach Morrison – Photography . Chuck Stewart – Photography . Scott Townsend – Art Direction
Recorded On April 7 & 8, 1957 N) At A New York City Studio.
Released In 1957 By Verve.
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