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
Released1990
RecordedJune 10, 1989
VenueRoyal Festival Hall, London, England
GenreJazz
Length71:40
LabelEnja (1989)
Eagle Records (2001)
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Oop-Pop-A-Da
(1988)
Live at the Royal Festival Hall
(1990)
Max + Dizzy: Paris 1989
(1989)

Live at the Royal Festival Hall is an album by Dizzy Gillespie and the United Nation Orchestra that won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 1992. The concert was also released on DVD.

Reception[edit]

The AllMusic review stated "every selection on this excellent CD works" and awarded the album four stars.[1] 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".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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.)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 20, 2012
  2. ^ Appelbaum, L. JazzTimes Review, March, 2002