Dizzy Gillespie records ‘For Musicians Only’ with Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt (1956)

Dizzy Gillespie‘s ‘For Musicians Only’ is recorded on October 16, 1956 with Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt and released in 1958 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Bebop (Dizzy Gillespie) – 12:48 . 2.Dark Eyes (Florian Hermann) – 12:10 . 3.Wee (Allen’S Alley) (Denzil Best, Dizzy Gillespie) – 08:28 . 4.Lover Come Back To Me (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 09:33

Musicians : Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet . Sonny Stitt – Alto Sax . Stan Getz – Tenor Sax . John Lewis – Piano . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Ray Brown – Bass . Stan Levey – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Ellie Hughes – Design . Tom Hughes – Design . Sheldon Marks – Art Direction

Recorded On October 16, 1956 At Radio Recorders, Los Angeles.

Released In 1958 By Verve.

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Jazz Views
All the tracks on the album are long the shortest being eight and a half minutes and although this is not the best the musicians have produced there is much to be savour and enjoy. […]

Seattle_Junkie_Queen @ RateYourMusic
Lover Come Back to Me starts out romantic and blissful in its autumnal brilliance… but then once the drums pick-up and the tempo shifts, Dizzy is blowing along like a hurricane. […]

They always manage to keep a hint of the basic tune in the foreground, no matter how free the soloists get. Gillespie is inspired throughoutand For Musicians Only contains some of his spunkiest, most pugnacious solos. […]


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