Sunday, October 30, 2022

Dizzy Gillespie - Verve Phillips Small Group Sessions [2006] (7 x CD's)

 

JAZZ SUNDAY

DIZZY GILLESPIE

Dizzy Gillespie - Verve Phillips Small Group Sessions [2006] (7 x CD's)

Dizzy Gillespie's career soared with the surge of interest in bop, but after the failure of his independent Dee Gee label, his career was in the doldrums. In 1953, Norman Granz added the trumpeter to his successful Jazz at the Philharmonic all-star roster for tours and also signed him to a non-exclusive recording contract, where the producer was very open to most anything Gillespie wished to record. This seven-CD boxed set, a limited edition of 10,000 compiled by Mosaic, draws material from selected studio and live sessions made for Granz between 1954 and 1961, in addition to a number of studio dates made for Philips, all of which featured his working bands of the time.

The Verve tracks are a treasure trove, as a good deal of these performances were not reissued on CD until this compilation, with six selections appearing for the first time in this collection. Aside from some of the early novelty songs like "Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat," the calypso-flavored "Money Honey," and the perennial jive number "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac," which wear out their welcome quickly, the remaining material is very strong. Up and coming musicians in his bands include saxophonists Hank Mobley, Gigi Gryce, and Benny Golson, along with pianists Ray Bryant and Junior Mance. One of the obvious highlights is alto sax great Johnny Hodges' guest appearance on "Squatty Roo," which bolsters Gillespie's playing to its highest level. The addition of the relatively unheralded Leo Wright (who doubles on flute and alto sax) and young pianist Lalo Schifrin for a brief concert at the Museum of Modern Art marks the end of his association with Verve, which was sold by Granz that very same year.

Several of the earliest Philips sessions find Gillespie incorporating Brazilian influences and exploring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonf√°, and even one extended work by Schifrin, "Mount Olive." Dizzy Gillespie & the Double Six of Paris features collaborations with a group of French vocalists arranged by Lalo Schifrin, with most of the songs utilizing Bud Powell, Pierre Michelot, and Kenny Clarke, with the trumpeter's regular group of the time on two selections. The Double Six of Paris' leader Michel Perin's vocalese interpretations of Charlie Parker's instrumental solos from Gillespie's well-known records of "Hot House" and "Groovin' High" are outstanding, as are the big-band arrangements recast for small group and voices. The final sessions feature James Moody and Kenny Barron, with Chris White and Rudy Collins. The tracks from Dizzy Goes Hollywood are enjoyable but far too brief, as most of them hover around the three-minute mark. Better are the songs from Original Score from the Cool World, an updated look at music Dizzy composed for the film, with fine arrangements by Tom McIntosh. This collection should be considered essential for any Dizzy Gillespie fan. (AllMusic review by Ken Dryden)

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Track lists

CD1

01 Dizzy Gillespie Sugar Hips 5:16

02 Dizzy Gillespie One Alone (Lonely One) 3:02

03 Dizzy Gillespie Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat 5:07

04 Dizzy Gillespie Money Honey 2:30

05 Dizzy Gillespie Blue Mood 3:29

06 Dizzy Gillespie Rails 3:30

07 Dizzy Gillespie Devil And The Flesh 3:21

08 Dizzy Gillespie Rumbola 3:25

09 Dizzy Gillespie Blues After Dark 6:28

10 Dizzy Gillespie Sea Breeze 3:17

11 Dizzy Gillespie Out Of The Past 5:32

12 Dizzy Gillespie Shabozz 6:00

13 Dizzy Gillespie Reminiscing 4:50

14 Dizzy Gillespie A Night At Tony's 5:11

15 Dizzy Gillespie Smoke Signals 5:04

16 Dizzy Gillespie Just By Myself 4:47


CD2

01 Dizzy Gillespie My Heart Belongs To Daddy 6:00

02 Dizzy Gillespie My Man (Mon Homme) 4:17

03 Dizzy Gillespie Moonglow 6:22

04 Dizzy Gillespie St. Louis Blues 5:52

05 Dizzy Gillespie Woody 'n' You 6:21

06 Dizzy Gillespie Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 7:14

07 Dizzy Gillespie There Is No Greater Love 3:24

08 Dizzy Gillespie I Found A Million Dollar Baby In A Five And Dime Store 6:31

09 Dizzy Gillespie Always 5:35

10 Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low Sweet Cadillac 7:07

11 Dizzy Gillespie Willow Weep For Me 7:21

12 Dizzy Gillespie Ungawa 3:21

13 Dizzy Gillespie Girl Of My Dreams 7:39


CD3

01 Dizzy Gillespie Lorraine 4:16

02 Dizzy Gillespie Constantinople 7:01

03 Dizzy Gillespie The Umbrella Man 2:41

04 Dizzy Gillespie Squatty Roo 7:26

05 Dizzy Gillespie Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be 3:24

06 Dizzy Gillespie I Found A Million Dollar Baby In A Five And Dime Store (Alt) 6:40

07 Dizzy Gillespie There Is No Greater Love (Alt #1) 3:21

08 Dizzy Gillespie There Is No Greater Love (Alt #2) 3:24

09 Dizzy Gillespie There Is No Greater Love (Alt #3) 3:24

10 Dizzy Gillespie Theme From Formula 409 (Pt. 1) 2:52

11 Dizzy Gillespie Theme From Formula 409 (Py. 2) 3:22

12 Dizzy Gillespie Kush (Pt. 1) 2:58

13 Dizzy Gillespie Kush (Pt. 2) 3:09

14 Dizzy Gillespie Goin' Fishin' 2:38

15 Dizzy Gillespie Medley - This Is The Way, Untitled Dizzy Original, Cubano Be, I Waited For You 7:37

16 Dizzy Gillespie Things Ain't What They Used To Be 4:54


CD4

01 Dizzy Gillespie Kush 11:01

02 Dizzy Gillespie Salt Peanuts 7:08

03 Dizzy Gillespie A Night In Tunisia 6:46

04 Dizzy Gillespie The Mooche 11:37

05 Dizzy Gillespie Pau De Arara 3:33

06 Dizzy Gillespie Desafinado 3:22

07 Dizzy Gillespie Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) (Pt. 1) 1:50

08 Dizzy Gillespie Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) (Pt. 2) 6:00

09 Dizzy Gillespie Taboo 3:04

10 Dizzy Gillespie Long, Long Summer 5:05

11 Dizzy Gillespie This Is The Way 2:15

12 Dizzy Gillespie Cubano Be 3:19

13 Dizzy Gillespie One Alone (Lonely One) 3:01

14 Dizzy Gillespie I Think That Maybe I Should Go Away 3:07

15 Dizzy Gillespie I Waited For You 2:37

16 Dizzy Gillespie Manha De Carnaval 3:29


CD5

01 Dizzy Gillespie Pergante Ao Joao 2:44

02 Dizzy Gillespie Me-Da-Dum Dineriero Ahi (Give Me Some Money There) 3:05

03 Dizzy Gillespie I Shall Never Forget 2:20

04 Dizzy Gillespie Mount Olive 13:06

05 Dizzy Gillespie Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be 3:45

06 Dizzy Gillespie Lady Be Good 3:14

07 Dizzy Gillespie In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town 4:26

08 Dizzy Gillespie Careless Love 6:27

09 Dizzy Gillespie Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You 3:58

10 Dizzy Gillespie Chega De Saudade ( No More Blues) 10:21

11 Dizzy Gillespie One Note Samba 5:17

12 Dizzy Gillespie Here It Is 8:34

13 Dizzy Gillespie Ole (Aka For The Gypsies) 4:37

14 Dizzy Gillespie Early Mornin' Blues 2:56


CD6

01 Dizzy Gillespie Be-Bop 6:17

02 Dizzy Gillespie Good Bait 3:04

03 Dizzy Gillespie Medley - I Can't Get Started, 'round Midnight 6:16

04 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Atmosphere 6:06

05 Dizzy Gillespie November Afternoon 4:20

06 Dizzy Gillespie This Lovely Feeling 3:03

07 Dizzy Gillespie The Day After 4:33

08 Dizzy Gillespie The Cup Bearers 6:08

09 Dizzy Gillespie Ow! 2:44

10 Dizzy Gillespie The Champ 3:08

11 Dizzy Gillespie Emanon 3:45

12 Dizzy Gillespie Anthropology 2:46

13 Dizzy Gillespie Tin Tin Deo 4:16

14 Dizzy Gillespie One Bass Hit 3:27

15 Dizzy Gillespie Two Bass Hit 3:32

16 Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High 2:28

17 Dizzy Gillespie Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be 3:05

18 Dizzy Gillespie Hot House 3:02

19 Dizzy Gillespie Con Alma 3:36

20 Dizzy Gillespie Blue 'n' Boogie 3:10


CD7

01 Dizzy Gillespie Theme From Exodus 2:43

02 Dizzy Gillespie Moon River 2:52

03 Dizzy Gillespie Caesar And Cleopatra Theme 3:12

04 Dizzy Gillespie Days Of Wine And Roses 2:20

05 Dizzy Gillespie Walk On The Wild Side 7:17

06 Dizzy Gillespie More 2:47

07 Dizzy Gillespie Love Theme From Lolita 2:50

08 Dizzy Gillespie Theme From Picnic 2:26

09 Dizzy Gillespie Never On Sunday 3:08

10 Dizzy Gillespie Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia 3:09

11 Dizzy Gillespie Carioca 3:04

12 Dizzy Gillespie Theme From The Cool World 5:16

13 Dizzy Gillespie The Pushers 2:32

14 Dizzy Gillespie Enter, Priest 4:10

15 Dizzy Gillespie Duke's Awakening 2:42

16 Dizzy Gillespie Duke On The Run 5:14

17 Dizzy Gillespie Street Music 2:34

18 Dizzy Gillespie Bonnies' Blues 3:58

19 Dizzy Gillespie Coney Island 3:43

20 Dizzy Gillespie Duke's Fantasy 2:14

21 Dizzy Gillespie Coolie 3:38

22 Dizzy Gillespie Duke's Last Soliloquy 3:06

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7 comments:

  1. Thanks Butterboy for more great Sunday jazz.

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  2. This box set is one of my prized possessions. Anyone interested in one of the founders of bebop should really have this set! I hope it's popular here. Many thanks, Paul

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    1. It's a beautiful set, Paul.
      Your comment should be adhered to.
      Cheers

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    1. You're welcome, Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities.
      Cheers.

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