Afro (album)

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Studio album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1954
Recorded May 24 and June 3, 1954
New York City
Genre Afro-Cuban jazz, bebop
Length 33:05
Label Norgran
MGN 1003
Producer Norman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Diz and Getz
Dizzy and Strings

Afro is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1954 and originally released on the Norgran label.[1]


The Allmusic review states "Pairing Dizzy Gillespie with Cuban arranger/composer Chico O'Farrill produced a stunning session which originally made up the first half of a Norgran LP... A later small-group session features the trumpeter with an all-Latin rhythm section and flutist Gilberto Valdes... it is well worth acquiring".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Manteca Theme" (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 4:10
  2. "Contraste" (Gillespie, Chico O'Farrill, Pozo) - 2:45
  3. "Jungla" (Gillespie, O'Farrill, Pozo) - 4:44
  4. "Rhumba Finale" (Gillespie, O'Farrill, Pozo) - 4:43
  5. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 4:19
  6. "Con Alma" (Gillespie) - 5:05
  7. "Caravan" (Gillespie, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 7:19



  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed March 28, 2012
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed March 28, 2012