Dizzy Atmosphere (album)

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Dizzy Atmosphere
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Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 18, 1957
VenueMaster Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Length51:46 CD reissue with bonus tracks
ProducerArt Rupe
Al Grey chronology
Dizzy Atmosphere
The Last of the Big Plungers
Billy Mitchell chronology
Dizzy Atmosphere
The Al Grey – Billy Mitchell Sextet
Lee Morgan chronology
Lee Morgan Sextet
Dizzy Atmosphere
Lee Morgan Vol. 3

Dizzy Atmosphere is an album featuring members of Dizzy Gillespie's Orchestra including trombonist Al Grey, saxophonist Billy Mitchell and trumpeter Lee Morgan recorded in 1957 and released on the Specialty label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated "the music is modern bop for the period. Highlights include the ten-and-a-half-minute "Dishwater," "Over the Rainbow," and an early version of Golson's "Whisper Not." Morgan plays extremely well throughout the spirited set, and he was just 18 at the time".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roger Spotts except where noted.

  1. "Dishwater" – 12:05
  2. "Someone I Know" – 3:59
  3. "D.D.T." – 4:04
  4. "Whisper Not" (Benny Golson) – 5:55
  5. "About Time" – 3:14
  6. "Day by Day" (Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn) – 3:26
  7. "Rite of Swing" – 3:14
  8. "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 4:18
  9. "Someone I Know" [take 3 – alternate] – 4:07 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Whisper Not" [take 3–4 – alternate] (Golson) – 6:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "Over the Rainbow" [take 3 – alternate] (Arlen, Harburg) – 4:34 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Edwards, D., Callahan, M. and Watts, R.Specialty Album Discography, Part 2: SP-5000, SPS-4000, SPCD-7000, and SPCD-7200 Series accessed April 24, 2017
  2. ^ Lee Morgan Catalog accessed April 24, 2017
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. ''Dizzy Atmosphere – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 24, 2017.