Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dizzy Gillespie - The Chronological, 1945-1946

The 1945-1946 edition of Gillespie's Classics series finds the bop trumpeter in the kind of top-notch company he kept throughout most of the '40s. Leaving sideman dates for other discs, the 23-track set spotlights Gillespie with his Tempo Jazzmen and an early version of his orchestra; while the former included the stunning likes of Lucky Thompson, Milt Jackson, Al Haig, and Ray Brown, the latter slightly altered the tonal landscape with swing and bop tenor great Don Byas replacing Thompson. Besides fine renditions of "Confirmation," "'Round Midnight," and "Anthropology" by these groups, the disc also includes a handful of enjoyable enough vocal sides featuring vocalist/arranger Johnny Richards. Best for jazz fans who want it all and in chronological order.
Stephen Cook
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1945-1946-r310835

Dizzy Gillespie
The Chronological
1945-1946

Tracks

1 Salt Peanuts (Clarke, Gillespie) 3:17
2 Shaw 'Nuff (Brown, Fuller, Gillespie) 3:00
3 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) 3:22
4 Hot House (Dameron) 3:11
5 Night and Day (Porter) 3:19
6 Weeping Willie (Barranco) 3:13
7 Everytime I Think of You (Barranco) 2:32
8 Baranco Boogie (Barranco) 3:05
9 Diggin' for Diz (Gillespie) 2:48
10 Confirmation (Harris, Parker) 2:52
11 Diggin' for Diz (Gillespie) 2:49
12 Dynamo A (Gillespie) 2:57
13 Dynamo B (Gillespie) 2:57
14 When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Hammerstein, Romberg) 2:51
15 'Round About Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams) 2:47
16 52nd Street Theme (Monk) 3:02
17 A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli) 3:02
18 Ol' Man Rebop (Wilson) 2:42
19 Anthropology (Gillespie, Parker) 2:35
20 Who ? (Hammerstein, Harbach, Kern) 2:52
21 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) 2:42
22 Why Do I Love You ? (Hammerstein, Kern) 2:17
23 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern) 2:13

Personnel
[# 1-4] Dizzy Gillespie All Star Quintet
Dizzy Gillespie - tp & voc
Charlie Parker - as
Al Haig - p
Dillon "Curley" Russell - b
Sid Catlett - dr
Sarah Vaughan - voc
Recorded in New York ; May 11, 1945
[# 5-8] Wilber Baranco & His Rhythm Bombardiers
See the artwork
[# 9] Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen
Dizzy Gillespie - t
Charlie Parker - as
Lucky Thompson - ts
George Handy - p
Arv Garrison - g
Ray Brown - b
Stan Levey - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; February 5, 1946
[# 10-15] Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen
Dizzy Gillespie - t
Lucky Thompson - ts
Milt Jackson - vb
Al Haig - p
Ray Brown - b
Stan Levey - dr
The Three Angels - voc
Recorded in Los Angeles ; February 7, 1946
[# 16-19] Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie - t
Don Byas - ts
Milt Jackson - vb
Al Haig - p
Bill DeArango - g
Ray Brown - b
J. C. Heard - dr
Recorded in New York ; February 22, 1946
[# 20-23] Dizzy Gillespie With Johnny Richards Orchestra
Dizzy Gillespie - t
woodwinds, strings, fr h
Al Haig - p
Ray Brown or Al McKibbon - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded in New York ; April, 1946

6 comments:

Melanchthon said...

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FrankDell said...

You're the best, Mel.

Anonymous said...

Seconded to what FrankDell (or Lenny Bruce's 'ghost'!;) wrote!! --dandor

C. Rancio said...

Oh my! thanks a lot!

Frasco said...

Thank you very much for the two Dizzy's Chronos. . .

jazztap said...

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