Musician, Composer, Raconteur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Musician, Composer, Raconteur
Musician, Composer, Raconteur.jpg
Live album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1982
Recorded July 17, 1981
Venue Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
Genre Jazz
Length 90:32
Label Pablo Live
Producer Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Digital at Montreux, 1980
(1980)Digital at Montreux, 19801980
Musician, Composer, Racounteur
To a Finland Station
(1982)To a Finland Station1982
Original LP Cover
Musician, Composer, Raconteur LP.jpg

Musician, Composer, Raconteur is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1981 and released on the Pablo label.[1]


The Allmusic review stated "This double album is subtitled "Dizzy Gillespie Plays and Raps in His Greatest Concert," an exaggeration to say the least. In reality, this set (which contains some of his humorous joking with the audience) is a fine all-around example of Gillespie at a typical concert in 1981. At the age of 63, he was no longer the powerful trumpeter he once was, but he still had something to contribute".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Dizzy Gillespie except as indicated

Disc One:

  1. Introduction of the band by Claude Nobs - 1:23
  2. "Manteca" (Gil Fuller, Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 7:55
  3. Dizzy Rapping with the Audience - 2:30
  4. "Con Alma" - 15:07
  5. Introduction of Milt Jackson by Dizzy - 1:49
  6. "SKJ" (Milt Jackson) - 6:07
  7. Dizzy Rapping with the Audience - 0:52
  8. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie, Felix Paparelli) - 17:22

Disc Two:

  1. Introduction of the band by Dizzy - 1:33
  2. "Brother King" - 9:09
  3. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 7:26
  4. "Tanga" - 3:06
  5. "Olinga" - 16:13



  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed April 19, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 19, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 84. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.