Dizzy Gillespie December 29, 1945
|#||Tracks||Playtime||Issue||Variance from Main Session Personnel|
|3||Dizzy Atmosphere||4:42||Milt Jackson (vibraphone)|
|4||A Night in Tunisia||5:38||Milt Jackson (vibraphone)|
We have included this as a separate session to the Slim Galliard session, despite Diz and Bird playing in both on the same night. Obviously, stranger things have happened than two artists having two gigs the same day, but it's worth noting. Also, this is both live and in studio. Sutherland indicates it was a recording for American Forces Radio SErvices, and notes the applause times between tracks--implying it was recorded before a live audience. Burton includes the announcements by Dizzy and Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman into the track lengths, which is clearer than acting like they are separate artistic tracks of songs.
Also, Sutherland writes extensively about the controversy about the 4th track, Night in Tunisia. Some sources say it was recorded at a different session, but the similarities--according to Sutherland--are remarkable enough that they seem much more likely to have occurred at this session. Read Sutherland's notes for more detail. Burton believes the track is fraudulent, while Sutherland maintains that for that to be so (that it is a fraud) someone would have to gone through painstaking effort to mimic the exact sound as the rest of this session (and concludes that it is unlikely someone would have done so)-JS