Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie

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Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie
Studio album by Gil Fuller and Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1965
Recorded October 1965
Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 36:12
Label Pacific Jazz
PJ 93
Producer Richard Bock
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Jambo Caribe
(1964)
Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie
(1965)
The Melody Lingers On
(1966)

Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie is an album by composer, arranger and conductor Gil Fuller featuring trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1965 and originally released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1] The album was rereleased on CD combined with Fuller's Night Flight (Pacific Jazz, 1965) on the Blue Note label as Gil Fuller & the Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody in 2008.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review called the album "A bit of a disappointment... the big band is mostly heard from in a purely accompanying role behind the great trumpeter and little interplay occurs".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gil Fuller except as indicated

  1. "Man from Monterey" (Phil Moore) - 4:00
  2. "Angel City" - 8:20
  3. "Love Theme from the Sandpiper" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 2:48
  4. "Groovin' High" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 3:27
  5. "Be's That Way" - 4:39
  6. "Big Sur" - 4:37
  7. "Moontide" - 3:56
  8. "Things Are Here" (Gillespie) - 4:19

Personnel[edit]

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