The Greatest Trumpet of Them All

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The Greatest Trumpet of Them All
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Studio album by Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1957
Recorded December 17, 1957
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 41:10
Label Verve
MGV 8352
Producer Norman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Duets
(1957)
The Greatest Trumpet of Them All
(1957)
Sonny Side Up
(1957)

The Greatest Trumpet of Them All is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie featuring Benny Golson recorded in 1957 and released on the Verve label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "For many other jazz musicians this would be a "good" or even "fine" effort, but Dizzy Gillespie has recorded too much classic music for this disappointment to rate very high".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Benny Golson except as indicated

  1. "Blues After Dark" - 6:29
  2. "Sea Breeze" - 3:17
  3. "Out of the Past" - 5:32
  4. "Shabozz" (Gigi Gryce) - 6:00
  5. "Reminiscing" (Gryce) - 4:50
  6. "A Night at Tony's" (Gryce) - 5:11
  7. "Smoke Signals" (Gryce) - 5:04
  8. "Just by Myself" - 4:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed March 23, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 23, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 84. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.