Dizzy Gillespie In Paris, Volume 2
- Released: September 26, 1995
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: RCA
Description by OLDIES.com:
Dizzy Gillespie recorded live in Paris between 1952 and 1953, featuring multiple versions of many cuts and guests Don Byas (tenor sax, tracks 1-7 and 9-16) and Nat Peck (trombone, tracks 17-24)
- 1.Afro Paris
- 2.Afro Paris
- 3.Hurry Home
- 4.Hurry Home
- 5.Say Eh
- 6.Say Eh
- 7.I Cover The Waterfront
- 8.You Ain't Such A Much (Cripple Crapple Crutch)
- 9.Dizzy Song (Lady Bird)
- 10.Somebody Loves Me
- 11.She's Funny That Way
- 12.Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
- 13.Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
- 14.Sweet Lorraine
- 15.Everthing Happens To Me
- 16.I Don't Know Why
- 18.Mon Homme
- 19.Clappin' Rhythm
- 20.Fais Gaffe (Watch Out)
- 21.Moon Nocturne
- 22.This Is The Way
- 23.'S Wonderful
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (vocals, trumpet); Joe Carroll (vocals); Hubert Fol (alto saxophone); Don Byas (tenor saxophone); Bill Tamper, Nat Peck (trombone); Arnold Ross, Raymond Fol, Wade Legge (piano); Joe Benjamin, Pierre Michelot, Lou Hackney (bass); Bill Clark, Pierre Lemarchand, Al Jones (drums).
Recorded in Paris, France on March 27 and April 11, 1952 and on February 22, 1953. Includes liner notes by Don Waterhouse.
IN PARIS, VOLUME 2 includes four previously unreleased alternate takes.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (vocals, trumpet); Joe Carroll (vocals); Hubert Fol (alto saxophone); Don Byas (tenor saxophone); Nat Peck, Bill Tamper (trombone); Raymond Fol, Arnold Ross, Wade Legge (piano); Pierre Lemarchand , Al Jones , Bill Clark (drums).
Liner Note Author: Don Waterhouse.
Recording information: Paris, France (03/27/1952-02/22/1953); Salle Pleyel, Paris, France (03/27/1952-02/22/1953).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
Arranger: Dizzy Gillespie.
The second of two CD volumes of Dizzy Gillespie performances put out by Vogue has the full contents from three of his Paris studio sessions. The great trumpeter heads a quintet that includes tenor saxophonist Don Byas and pianist Arnold Ross on four songs (plus three alternate takes); highlights include Gillespie's playing on "I Cover the Waterfront," and his vocal on the two versions of "Say Eh." The most rewarding of the sets finds him leading a septet on such numbers as "Cripple Crapple Crutch" (which has his classic blues vocal), "Somebody Loves Me," and two versions of "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams." The final eight selections feature Dizzy Gillespie's regular band of 1953 (with trombonist Nat Peck in baritonist Bill Graham's place). Vocalist Joe Carroll helps out on a couple of the numbers, and Gillespie is in particularly memorable form on "My Man" and "'S Wonderful." This highly enjoyable music is easily recommended. ~ Scott Yanow
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