The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band

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The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band
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Live album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1968
Recorded November 7, 1968
Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin
Genre Jazz
Length 39:34
Label MPS
MPS 15207
Producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Live at the Village Vanguard
(1967)Live at the Village Vanguard1967
The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band
(1968)
It's My Way
(1969)It's My Way1969

The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band (subtitled 20th and 30th Anniversary) is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1968 and originally released on the German MPS label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "This little-known LP actually contains one of Dizzy Gillespie's greatest performances of the 1960s... Although already 51, the trumpeter is heard at his best on this hard-to-find but essential LP".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Things to Come" (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller) - 5:29
  2. "One Bass Hit" (Gillespie, Fuller) - 6:35
  3. "Frisco" (Mike Longo) - 7:55
  4. "Con Alma" (Gillespie) - 10:15
  5. "The Things Are Here" (Gillespie) - 7:40
  6. "Theme - Birks Works" (Gillespie, Barney Kessel) - 1:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MPS Records discography accessed April 12, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 12, 2012