‘Dizzy Gillespie at Newport’ is a live album recorded with a big band on July 6, 1957 and released the same year by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Dizzy’S Blues (Ahmad Kharab Salim) – 11:51 . 2.School Days (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) – 05:47 . 3.Doodlin’ (Horace Silver) – 07:56 . 4.Manteca (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) – 07:11 . 5.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) – 04:48 . 6.Cool Breeze (Tadd Dameron, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie) – 10:33
Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet, Vocals . Chuck Conner – Trombone . Chuck Connors – Trombone . Talib Dawud – Trumpet . Benny Golson – Sax (Tenor) . Al Grey – Trombone . Ernie Henry – Sax (Alto) . Wynton Kelly – Piano . Melba Liston – Trombone . Billy Mitchell – Sax (Tenor) . Pee Wee Moore – Sax (Baritone) . Lee Morgan – Trumpet . E.V. Perry – Trumpet . Ermet Perry – Trumpet . Charlie Persip – Drums . Jimmy Powell – Sax (Alto) . Carl Warwick – Trumpet . Paul E. West – Bass . Mary Lou Williams – Piano
Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Kevin Reeves – Mastering
Package : Sachico Asano – Graphic Design . Hollis King – Art Direction . Bill Simon – Liner Notes
Recorded On July 6, 1957.
Released In 1957 By Verve
On an interesting side note, Gillespie’s 57 appearance at Newport came one year after Ellington’s big band smash success at the festival in 1956. No doubt Ellington’s success was an influence on Gillespie’s presentation as there are some interesting similarities […]
All About Jazz
Despite the somewhat thin sound that seems to plague all Newport recordings, the band seems invigorated by playing for the bourgeoisie […]
Amoux @ RateYourMusic
I thought big band arrangements would be a turn-off but Dizzy’s band really do pack a real punch. It’s Dizzy’s trumpet playing that truly astound me – sweet almighty jesus his playing is fiery. […]