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Boxset / Compilation · 2006

Filed under Bop
By DIZZY GILLESPIE

Tracklist

Disc One:
"Intro (Rehearsal Blues)" - 1:31
"The Champ" - 9:22
"Good Bait" (Tadd Dameron, Count Basie) - 9.50
"Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac" - 4:10
"Ghost of a Chance" (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) -
"Lady Be Good" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:50
"Mon Homme" (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) - 2:53
"(I've Got) The Bluest Blues" (Gary McFarland, Sir Charles Thompson) - 3:51
"Birk's Works" - 9:36
"Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be" (Gillespie, Joe Carroll, Bill Graham) - 3:28
"They Can't Take That Away From Me" (Gershwin, Gershwin) -
"Embraceable You" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:06
"Play Fiddle Play" (Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence, Emery Deutsch) - 3:16
"I Can't Get Started" (Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke) - 4:29
"Tin Tin Deo" (Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 4:11
"On The Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh)

Disc Two:
"School Days" (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) - 7:04
"Undecided" (Sid Robin, Charlie Shavers) - 2:34
"The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) - 4:16
"Always" (Irving Berlin) - 2:58
"Mon Homme" (Charles, Pollock, Willemetz, Yvain) - 2:41
"Clappin' Rhythm" - 2:15
"Fais Gaffe (Watch Out) - 3:58
"Moon Nocture" - 2:27
"This Is the Way" - 2:35
"'S Wonderful" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:16
"Oo-Bla-Dee" (Milt Orent, Mary Lou Williams) - 3:03
"Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 3:51
"Jalousie" (Vera Bloom, Jacob Gade) - 2:36
"The Very Thought of You" (Ray Noble) - 2:37
"Fine and Dandy" (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 3:44
"I've Got You Under My Skin" (Porter) - 2:24
"Pennies from Heaven" (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) - 2:25
"Perdido" (Juan Tizol) - 3:08
"Dream a Little Dream of Me" (Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn) - 3:16
"Wade Legge's Blues" (Wade Legge) - 3:44
"A Swedish Folk Song" (Traditional) - 3:11
"Dance Of The Infidels" (Bud Powell) - 3:14
"Aren't You Glad You're You" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) - 3:15
"These Foolish Things" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 2:52
"Why Don't You Believe Me?" (Lew Douglas, King Laney, Roy Rodde) - 2:52

Line-up/Musicians

Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet, piano, vocals, congas (Disc One and Disc Two, tracks 1-17)
Nat Peck - trombone (Disc Two, tracks 4-11)
Bill Graham - alto saxophone, baritone saxophone (Disc One and Disc Two, track 1)
Wade Legge - piano
Lou Hackney - bass
Al Jones - drums
Joe Carroll, Sarah Vaughan - vocals (Disc One, track 12, Disc Two, track 1)
The Paris Operatic String Orchestra arranged by Michel Legrand (Disc Two, tracks 2, 3 & 12-16)

About this release

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Recorded on February 9, 1953 at the Salle Pleyel (Disc One and Disc Two, track 1) and on February 22, 1953 at the Studio Pathe Magellan (Disc Two, tracks 2-17) and February 27, 1953 (Disc Two, tracks 18-25), in Paris, France

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