Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions

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Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions
Compilation album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1976
Recorded March 1, April 16, August 16 and October 25, 1952 in New York City July 18, 1952 in Chicago
Genre Jazz
Length 72:20
Label Savoy
SJL 2209
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Bird and Diz
(1949-50)
Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions
(1951-52)
The Great Blue Star Sessions 1952-1953
(1952-53)

Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions is a compilation album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie featuring performances recorded in 1951 and 1952 and originally released on Gillepie's own Dee Gee label.[1] Many of the tracks were first released as 78 rpm records but were later released on albums including School Days (Regent) and The Champ (Savoy).

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "Instrumentally concise, always with a harmonic depth and technical brilliance that punctuates bebop, and a recording technology enhanced from the '40s, Dee Gee Days will stand forever as one of the most important albums in jazz history, and belongs in every serious -- or whimsical -- jazz lover's collection -- period!"[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dizzy Gillespie except as indicated

  1. "Tin Tin Deo" (Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) - 2:43
  2. "Birk's Works" - 3:07
  3. "We Love to Boogie" - 2:53
  4. "Oh, Lady Be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:42
  5. "Love Me Pretty Baby" (Kenny Clarke) - 3:03
  6. "The Champ" - 5:39
  7. "I'm In a Mess" (A. White, P. White) - 2:13
  8. "School Days" (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) - 3:09
  9. "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac" - 3:10
  10. "Bopsie's Blues" [alternate take] - 3:16
  11. "Bopsie's Blues" - 2:34
  12. "I Couldn't Beat the Rap" - 2:56
  13. "Caravan" [alternate take] (Juan Tizol) - 2:56
  14. "Caravan" (Tizol) - 2:54
  15. "Nobody Knows" (Clarke) - 2:40
  16. "The Bluest Blues" (Gary McFarland, Sir Charles Thompson) - 2:55
  17. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 3:08
  18. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael) - 3:03
  19. "Time on My Hands" (Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon) - 2:24
  20. "Blue Skies" (Irving Berlin) - 2:19
  21. "Umbrella Man" (James Cavanaugh, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock) - 2:26
  22. "Confessin' (Pop's)" (Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds) - 3:33
  23. "Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee" (Gillespie, Joe Carroll, Bill Graham) - 3:21
  24. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:45

Recorded in New York City on March 1 (tracks 1-3), April 16 (tracks 4-6), August 16 (tracks 7-12), October 25 (tracks 13-19), 1951 and in Chicago on July 18 (tracks 20-24), 1952

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed March 28, 2012
  2. ^ Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed March 28, 2012