Down Beat - 7/92, p.364 Stars
- Very Good - "...Dizzy continues to shine...Trumpet fans can feast on this one..."
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Claudio Roditi, Red Rodney, Wallace Roney, Charlies Sepulveda (trumpet); Junior Mance (piano); Peter Washington (bass); Kenny Washington (drums).
Recorded live at the Blue Note, New York, New York from January 29-February 1, 1992. Includes liner notes by Donald Elfman.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Claudio Roditi, Doc Cheatham, Jon Faddis, Wallace Roney, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Sepulveda (trumpet); Red Rodney (flugelhorn); Junior Mance (piano); Kenny Washington (drums).
Liner Note Author: Donald Elfman.
Recording information: Blue Note, NY (01/29/1992-02/01/1992).
His final recording, taken from a month he spent featured at the Blue Note in New York, matches the aging giant with such fellow trumpeters as Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, Claudio Roditi, Wallace Roney, Red Rodney, Charlie Sepulveda and the ancient but still brilliant Doc Cheatham (who cuts both Gillespie and Faddis on "Mood Indigo"). Although he was no longer up to the competition, the love that these fellow trumpeters had for Gillespie (and some fine solos) makes this historic CD worth getting. ~ Scott Yanow