is a jazz album featuring the combined talents of The Modern Jazz Sextet Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Skeeter Best and Charlie Persip. The album was conceived by producer Norman Granz for his own label, Norgran Records. Although no single album artist is credited as a  bandleader for this album, Verve Records - which owns the Norgran catalogue - files it as a Dizzy Gillespie album.
Two of the album's rhythm section - Lewis and Heath - also feature in the 1952-founded
Modern Jazz Quartet.
Reception [ edit ]
Allmusic gives the album 4 stars stating "it did not take too much insight to realize that putting trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and altoist Sonny Stitt together with a strong rhythm section would result in some explosive music. ...Bebop at its best". 
Track listing [ edit ]
"Tour De Force" (
Dizzy Gillespie) - 11:39 "Dizzy Meets Sonny" (Gillespie) - 7:59
"Ballad Medley: Old Folks/
What's New?/ How Deep is the Ocean?" (Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robinson/ Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke/ Irving Berlin) - 7:10 "
Mean to Me" ( Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert) - 6:30 "Blues for Bird" (
Sonny Stitt, Gillespie) - 9:08
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