Closer to the Source (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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Closer to the Source
Closer to the Source (Dizzy Gillespie album).jpg
Studio album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Bear Tracks, New York, A&M Studios, California and Criteria Studio, Miami
Genre Jazz
Length 38:02
Label Atlantic
Producer T. Brooks Shepard
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
To a Finland Station
Closer to the Source
New Faces

Closer to the Source is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1985, featuring an all star cast of guest musicians and released on the Atlantic label.[1]


The Allmusic review stated "This set of commercial material (with guest spots by Stevie Wonder, tenor saxophonist Branford Marsalis and bassist Marcus Miller) is quite forgettable -- throwaway funk tunes with the parts of the sidemen sounding as if they were phoned in".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic1/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Could It Be You" (Marcus Miller) - 5:15
  2. "It's Time for Love" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) - 5:01
  3. "Closer to the Source" (Leroy Hutson, Lonnie Reaves, Alfonzo Surrett) - 4:58
  4. "You're No. 1 in My Book" (Dana Meyers, Wilmer Raglin Jr., Leon F. Silvers, William Zimmerman) - 4:23
  5. "Iced Tea" (Vincent Fielder) - 6:21
  6. "Just Before Dawn" (Delores Allen, Al Foster) - 4:54
  7. "Textures" (Herbie Hancock) - 7:10



  1. ^ Kenny Kirkland discography accessed April 22, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 22, 2012