Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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Groovin' High
Groovin' High Savoy.jpg
Compilation album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1955
Recorded 1945 - December 11, 1947
Genre Jazz, bebop
Length 36:38
Label Savoy Records

Groovin' High is a 1955 compilation album of live sessions by jazz composer and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. The Rough Guide to Jazz describes the album as "some of the key bebop small-group and big band recordings".[1]


Jazz critic Scott Yanow concedes that the music included is classic, but dismisses the compilation over-all as "so-so" because of its brevity, because of the out of date and lightweight liner notes and because the material presented does not represent the complete sessions at which the material was played.[2] The compilation features Gillespie with a number of combinations and other musicians, including his 1946 big band, Charlie Parker, a sextet with Dexter Gordon and a combo featuring Sonny Stitt.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue 'n' Boogie" (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 3:00
  2. "Groovin' High" (Gillespie) - 2:40
  3. "Dizzy Atmosphere" (Gillespie) - 2:45
  4. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern) - 2:52
  5. "Hot House" (Tadd Dameron) - 2:27
  6. "Salt Peanuts" (Kenny Clarke, Gillespie) - 2:20
  7. "Oop Bop Sh'Bam" (Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Gillespie) - 3:06
  8. "That's Earl, Brother" (Brown, Fuller, Gillespie) - 2:55
  9. "Things to Come" (Fuller, Gillespie) - 2:47
  10. "One Bass Hit, Pt. 2" (Brown, Fuller, Gillespie) - 2:46
  11. "Ray's Idea" (Brown, Fuller, Gillespie) - 3:09
  12. "Our Delight" (Dameron) - 2:40
  13. "Emanon" (Gillespie, Shaw) - 3:11



  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Brian Fairweather; Charles Alexander Priestley (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. p. 293. ISBN 1-84353-256-5. 
  2. ^ Groovin' High at AllMusic