Have Trumpet, Will Excite!

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Have Trumpet, Will Excite!
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Studio album by
Released1959
RecordedFebruary 17–18 & 20, 1959
GenreJazz
Length40:06
LabelVerve
ProducerNorman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
The Ebullient Mr. Gillespie
(1959)
Have Trumpet, Will Excite!
(1959)
A Portrait of Duke Ellington
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

Have Trumpet, Will Excite! is a 1959 studio album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.[3]

Reception[edit]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz rates the album three stars and states "there's a case for saying that this is one of the best of all Gillespie's small-group albums: the playing has a steely refinement that makes the audacious moments stand out even further, the relatively neutral setting puts a more decisive face on the trumpet choruses, and it's a rare chance to hear Gillespie work through what might have been a hard-bop programme of standard tunes."[4] Ronnie Lankford's Allmusic review says of the album, "Gillespie and the band, seem to say, "We can play old swing tunes, but wouldn't it be cool if we turned them inside out?" This approach, along with sharp solos, gives the material an exciting edge."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (Cole Porter) – 6:02
  2. "My Man" (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) – 4:19
  3. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) – 6:24
  4. "St. Louis Blues" (W.C. Handy) – 5:56
  5. "Woody 'n' You" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 6:23
  6. "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away)" (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll) – 7:17
  7. "There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones, Marty Symes) – 3:26
  8. "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)" (Al Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren) – 6:59
  9. "There Is No Greater Love" – 3:29 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "There Is No Greater Love" – 3:35 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "There Is No Greater Love" – 4:02 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)" – 6:37 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 84. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Have Trumpet, Will Excite! at AllMusic
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2002). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (6th Ed.) Penguin Books. ISBN 9780140515213
  5. ^ Have Trumpet, Will Excite! at AllMusic