Dizzy in Greece

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Dizzy in Greece
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Studio album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1957
Recorded May 18 or 19, June 6, 1956 and April 7 & 8, 1957
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
MGV 8017
Producer Norman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
World Statesman
(1956)World Statesman1956
Dizzy in Greece
(1957)
For Musicians Only
(1957)For Musicians Only1957

Dizzy in Greece is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1956 and 1957 and released on the Verve label.[1] The album was reissued as part of the 2CD compilation Birks Works: The Verve Big Band Sessions.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4.5 stars.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side One:

  1. "Hey Pete" (Dizzy Gillespie, Buster Harding, Lester Peterson) - 5:39
  2. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 3:46
  3. "Tin Tin Deo" (Gil Fuller, Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 4:17
  4. "Groovin' for Nat" (Ernie Wilkins) - 3:21
  5. "Annie's Dance" (Melba Liston) - 4:05

Side Two:

  1. "Cool Breeze" (Tadd Dameron, Billy Eckstine, Gillespie) - 4:55
  2. "School Days" (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) - 4:23
  3. "That's All" (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes) - 3:13
  4. "Stablemates" (Benny Golson) - 4:12
  5. "Groovin' High" (Gillespie) - 3:53
  • Recorded in New York City on May 18 or 19 (Side One, track 1), June 6, 1956 (Side One, tracks 2-5 and Side Two, tracks 1 & 2) and April 7 & 8, 1957 (Side Two, tracks 3-5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillespie discography accessed March 26, 2012
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Birks Works Allmusic Review accessed March 26, 2012
  3. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed April 4, 2012