Roy and Diz

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Roy and Diz
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Studio album by Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1954
Recorded October 29, 1954
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 74:23
Label Clef
MGC 641 and MGC 671
Producer Norman Granz
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(1954)
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(1954)
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(1955)
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(1954)
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(1954)
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(1955)
Roy and Diz Volume 2
Roy and Diz -2.jpg

Roy and Diz is an album by trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1954 and originally released on the Clef label as two separate volumes.[1] Selections from these sessions were also released as Trumpet Battle and The Trumpet Kings

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sometimes I'm Happy" (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) - 5:22
  2. "Algo Bueno (Woody 'N' You)" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 6:10
  3. "Trumpet Blues" (Roy Eldridge, Gillespie) - 7:54
  4. "Ballad Medley – I’m Through with Love/Can't We Be Friends/Don't You Know?/I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do/If I Had You" (Fud Livingston/Paul James, Kay Swift/Bobby Worth/Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk/Irving King, Ted Shapiro) - 10:17
  5. "Blue Moon" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 9:04
  6. "I've Found a New Baby" (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) - 9:14
  7. "Pretty Eyed Baby" (Mary Lou Williams, Snub Mosley, William Luther Johnson) - 5:31
  8. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 10:57
  9. "Limehouse Blues" (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber) - 9:54

The original LP track order was[edit]

  • Roy & Diz: Tracks 6, 8, 3, 2 & 7
  • Roy & Diz #2: Tracks 1, 4, 9 & 5
  • Trumpet Battle: Tracks 6, 8, 1 & 4
  • The Trumpet Kings: Tracks 3, 2, 7, 9 & 5

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed March 27, 2012
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed April 4, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 83. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.