Perceptions (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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Studio album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1961
Recorded May 18, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 33:19
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Carnegie Hall Concert
Dizzy on the French Riviera

Perceptions is an album by the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, recorded in 1962 and released on the Verve label. The orchestra is conducted by Gunther Schuller. Five of the six tracks are performances of compositions by J. J. Johnson. [1]


The Allmusic review states, "Often reminiscent of classical music, Johnson's writing allows plenty of room for Gillespie to improvise. The result is a rather unique set of music that is well worth searching for."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by J. J. Johnson except as indicated

  1. "The Sword of Orion" - 4:33
  2. "Jubelo" - 6:37
  3. "Blue Mist" - 6:52
  4. "Fantasia" - 7:35
  5. "Horn of Plenty" - 5:09
  6. "Ballade" (Louie Bellson, Jack Hayes, Johnson) - 3:30




  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed March 22, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 22, 2012