Duets (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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Studio album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released Mid March 1958[1]
Recorded December 11, 1957
Nola Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:18
Label Verve
MGV 8260
Producer Norman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Dizzy Gillespie at Newport
(1957)Dizzy Gillespie at Newport1957
The Greatest Trumpet of Them All
(1957)The Greatest Trumpet of Them All1957

Duets is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie featuring Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt recorded in 1957 and released on the Verve label. The recordings on this album are from the same sessions and with the same personnel that produced the earlier released Sonny Side Up album which had Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins playing simultaneously with Dizzy Gillespie. On the Duets album, as the name implies, Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins played separately with Dizzy Gillespie.[2]


The Allmusic review states "the highlights are many".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dizzy Gillespie

  1. "Wheatleigh Hall" - 8:48
  2. "Sumphin'" - 10:26
  3. "Con Alma" [alternate take] - 9:08 Bonus track on CD reissue
  4. "Con Alma" - 9:26
  5. "Anythin'" - 10:29 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Haute Mon'" - 10:38



  1. ^ Billboard Mar 31, 1958
  2. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed March 23, 2012
  3. ^ a b Greenberg, A. Allmusic Review accessed March 23, 2012