Live at the Royal Festival Hall (Dizzy Gillespie album)

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Live at the Royal Festival Hall
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Live album by
RecordedJune 10, 1989
VenueRoyal Festival Hall, London, England
LabelEnja (1989)
Eagle Records (2001)
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Live at the Royal Festival Hall
Max + Dizzy: Paris 1989

Live at the Royal Festival Hall is an album by Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nation Orchestra. It won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 1991.[1] The concert was also released on DVD.


The AllMusic review stated "every selection on this excellent CD works" and awarded the album four stars.[2] The JazzTimes review stated "Though Dizzy's tone and technique had slipped a bit in his 72nd year, he could always summon the magic when he needed to... It's a wonder the walls of the Hall didn't come tumbling down".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dizzy Gillespie except where noted.

  1. "Tin Tin Deo" (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) - 10:14
  2. "Seresta: Samba for Carmen" (Paquito D'Rivera, Hank Levy) - 8:31
  3. "And Then She Stopped" - 7:26
  4. "Tanga" - 14:09
  5. "Kush" - 9:08
  6. "Dizzy Shells" (Steve Turre) - 6:19
  7. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie, Felix Paparelli) - 18:51

(The DVD includes additional vocal features of "Moody's Mood for Love" by James Moody and "Esquinas" by Flora Purim.)



  1. ^ "Grammy Award Results for Dizzy Gillespie". Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 20, 2012
  3. ^ Appelbaum, L. JazzTimes Review, March, 2002