Dizzy Gillespie The Dizzy Gillespie Story: 1939-1950 [Box Set] (4-CD Box Set)

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The Dizzy Gillespie Story: 1939-1950 [Box Set]
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CD Details

  • Released: May 28, 2002
  • Label: Proper Box Uk

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Blue Rhythm Fantasy
  • 2.Hot Mallets
  • 3.Pickin' the Cabbage
  • 4.Bye Bye Blues
  • 5.Once in a Lovetime
  • 6.Stardust
  • 7.Little John Special
  • 8.Woody 'N' You
  • 9.Disorder at the Border
  • 10.I Stay in the Mood for You
  • 11.I Can't Get Started
  • 12.Good Bait
  • 13.Bebop
  • 14.Perdido
  • 15.Cherokee
  • 16.A Night in Tunisia
  • 17.Groovin' High
  • 18.Blue 'N' Boogie
  • 19.Groovin' High
  • 20.All the Things You Are
  • 21.Dizzy Atmosphere
  • 22.Salt Peanuts
  • 23.Shaw 'Nuff
  • 24.Hot House
  • 25.Get Happy
  • 26.Congo Blues

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Ten Lessons with Timothy
  • 2.Slim's Jam
  • 3.Dizzy Atmosphere
  • 4.Diggin' Diz
  • 5.Confirmation
  • 6.Diggin' for Diz
  • 7.Dynamo A
  • 8.When I Grow Too Old to Dream
  • 9.'Round About Midnight
  • 10.The Way You Look Tonight
  • 11.Why Do I Love You?
  • 12.Who
  • 13.All the Things You Are
  • 14.52nd Street Theme
  • 15.A Night in Tunisia
  • 16.Ol' Man Rebop
  • 17.Anthropology
  • 18.One Bass Hit, Pt. 1
  • 19.Oop Bop Sh'bam
  • 20.That's Earl, Brother
  • 21.Our Delight
  • 22.Good Dues Blues
  • 23.Ray's Idea
  • 24.Things to Come
  • 25.For Hecklers Only
  • 26.Smokey Hollow Jump
  • 27.Boppin' the Blues

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Moody Speaks
  • 2.Emanon
  • 3.Ow!
  • 4.Oop-Pop-A-Da
  • 5.Two Bass Hit
  • 6.Stay on It
  • 7.A Night in Tunisia
  • 8.Dizzy Atmosphere
  • 9.Groovin' High
  • 10.Confirmation
  • 11.Koko
  • 12.Leap Here
  • 13.Algo Bueno (Woody 'N' You)
  • 14.Cool Breeze
  • 15.Cubana Be
  • 16.Cubana Bop
  • 17.Manteca
  • 18.Good Bait
  • 19.Ool-Ya-Koo
  • 20.Minor Walk
  • 21.Guarachi Guaro
  • 22.Duff Capers

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 2.I'm Be Boppin' Too
  • 3.Swedish Suite
  • 4.St. Louis Blues
  • 5.Katy (Dizzier and Dizzier)
  • 6.Jump Di-Le-Ba
  • 7.Hey Pete! Let's Eat Mo' Meat
  • 8.Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
  • 9.In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee
  • 10.Say When
  • 11.You Stole My Wife, You Horsethief
  • 12.Coast to Coast
  • 13.Oo-La-La
  • 14.Bloomdido
  • 15.Oscar for Treadwell, An
  • 16.Mohawk
  • 17.My Melancholy Baby
  • 18.Leap Frog
  • 19.Relaxin' with Lee
  • 20.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 21.Lullaby of the Leaves
  • 22.What Is There to Say?
  • 23.Alone Together
  • 24.On the Alamo
  • 25.Interlude in C

Product Description:

This boxset includes recordings of Dizzy Gillespie as a member of the bands of Teddy Hill, Lionel Hampton and Cab Calloway.
Contains 100 tracks.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet); Slim Gaillard (vocals, guitar); Lucky Thompson (vocals, tenor saxophone); Milt Jackson (vocals, piano, vibraphone); Chano Pozo (vocals, congas); Sabu Martinez (vocals, bongos); Gil Fuller, Alice O'Connell, Alice Roberts, Joe Carroll, Kenny "Pancho" Hagood, Billy Eckstine (vocals); Chuck Wayne, Danny Barker , John "BJ John" Smith, Floyd Smith , John Collins, Arv Garrison, Steve Jordan , Remo Palmieri, Trevor Bacon, Bill DeArango, Billy Bauer , Connie Wainwright, Charlie Christian (guitar); Barbara Whitney (harp); Mischa Russell, Henry Hill , Felix Slatkin, Jack Shulman, Sid Brokaw, Victor Arno, Harry Bluestone, Walter Edelstein (violin); Cy Bernard, Eleanor Slatkin (cello); Jerry Blake, Tony Scott (clarinet, alto saxophone); Joe Marsala, Buddy DeFranco (clarinet); Shirley Thompson (bassoon); Leonard Lowry, Andrew Brown , Billy Bowen, John Brown , Ernie Henry, Hal McKusick, Hilton Jefferson, Howard Johnson , Jimmy Heath, Scoops Carey, Johnny Bothwell, John Coltrane, Leo Parker, Russell Procope, Sonny Stitt, Tab Smith, Benny Carter , Charlie Parker (alto saxophone); Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Boyd Raeburn (tenor saxophone, bass saxophone); Chu Berry, Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, Tommy Crump, Don Byas, Robert Carroll , Dave Young Orchestra, Flip Phillips, Warren Luckey, Jack McVea, Joe Gayles, James Moody , Joe Megro, George Nicholas, Al Cohn, Paul Gonsalves, Stafford Simon, Teddy Hill, Walter Thomas, Wardell Gray, Yusef Lateef, Ben Webster, Bill Frazier, Ray Abrams (tenor saxophone); Ernest Purce, Serge Chaloff, Al Gibson, Rudy Rutherford, Pee Wee Moore, Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone); Talib Dawud, Dave Burns, Matthew McKay, Freddy Webster, Tommy Allison, Shorty McConnell, Ed Van Dever, Don Slaughter, Raymond Orr, Vic Coulson, Bill Dillard, Al Killian, Lamar Wright, Mario Bauz , Nelson Bryant, Shad Collins, William Scott , Benny Bailey, Benny Harris , John Lynch , Willie Cook, Elmon Wright, Stan Fishelson (trumpet); John Graas (French horn); Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibraphone); George Stevenson , Taswell Baird, Dick Kenney, Joe Britton, Dicky Wells, Jack Carmen, Bill Shepherd , Andy Duryea, Alton Moore, Harold Smith & the Majestics, Howard H. Scott, Gordon Thomas, Jesse Tarrant, Leon Comegys, Henry Coker, The Bill Harris Quintet, J.J. Johnson , Ted Kelly, Sam Hurt , Keg Johnson, Al McKibbon, Matthew Gee, Quentin Jackson, Trummy Young, Claude Jones, Ollie Wilson, Charles "Majeed" Greenlee (trombone); James "Mtume" Forman (piano, celesta); Clyde Hart, John "Johnny" Adriano Acea, Ken Kersey, Dodo Marmarosa, Cliff Jackson & His Crazy Cats, John Richard Lewis, Frank Paparelli, George Handy, Hank Jones , Sam Allen, Ike Carpenter, Jimmy Jones , Al Haig, Nat King Cole, Paul Smith , Teddy Wilson, Thelonious Monk, Benny Payne, Bill Doggett (piano); Glenn Hardman (organ); Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo (vibraphone); Joe Harris (drums, congas); Cozy Cole, Buddy Christian , Ed Nicholson, Charlie Wright, J.C. Heard, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach, Panama Francis, Roy Porter, Shadow Wilson, Shelly Manne, Big Sid Catlett, Specs Powell, Stan Levey, Teddy Stewart, Zutty Singleton, Bill Beason, Specs Wright, Buddy Rich (drums); Francisco Pozo, Carlos Vidal (bongos).
Liner Note Author: Joop Visser.
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, NY (05/17/1937-11/01/1950); Chicago, IL (05/17/1937-11/01/1950); Clarke Monroe's Uptown House, NY (05/17/1937-11/01/1950); Glendale, CA (05/17/1937-11/01/1950); Los Angeles, CA (05/17/1937-11/01/1950); New York, NY (05/17/1937-11/01/1950).
Arrangers: Adriano John Acea; Dizzy Gillespie; John Richard Lewis; George Russell; Gerald Wilson; Gil Fuller; Jimmy Mundy; Johnny Richards ; Linton Garner; Tadd Dameron; Budd Johnson; Buster Harding.
This four-disc, 100-track box set traces famed bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's career from his early years with Teddy Hill, Lionel Hampton and Cab Calloway through his work with figures like Coleman Hawkins and Billy Eckstine. It includes his 1947 concert at Carnegie Hall with Charlie Parker and concludes with the famous sessions that Gillespie recorded with Parker and Thelonious Monk for Norman Granz in 1950. At a budget price, this package captures Gillespie's peak years and performances and makes a deep introduction to this amazing musician. The sound transfers are decent, but audiophiles may find that the noise reduction processes used on these tracks leaves some of them sounding a little on the thin and muted side. Given the fair price and the volume of material compiled here, though, this set is a smart purchase. Each of the four discs is also available individually as a stand-alone album. ~ Steve Leggett

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