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Dizzy Gillespie June 26-27, 1946

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
trombone
alto saxophone
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Shaw 'Nuff/I Waited For You 1:50 Milt Jackson (vibraphone)
2 Our Delight 3:24
3 Groovin' High 4:46
4 The Man I Love 5:33
5 Ray's Idea 2:29
6 Cool Breeze 3:40
7 Oop Bop Sh'Bam 3:20 Dizzy Gillespie (vocal)
8 'Round Midnight 6:57
9 Second Balcony Jump 5:57
10 Day By Day 3:37
11 Convulsion 3:54
12 Woody 'n You 4:23
13 Lazy Mood 4:41
14 One Bass Hit 3:54
15 Things to Come 3:19
16 I Waited for You 1:17
17 Shaw 'Nuff/I Waited For You 1:39
18 Our Delight 3:24
19 Second Balcony Jump 5:02
20 Things to Come 3:34
21 The Man I Love 3:44
22 Don't Blame Me 4:09
23 Grosvenor's Square 2:40
24 One Bass Hit 3:50
25 Things to Come 3:42
26 I Waited for You 1:18
Content State: draft
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1946-06 - 1946-06
Label Name: 
Uptown
Leader(s): 
Dizzy Gillespie
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Dave Burns
Personnel: 
Talib Dawud
Personnel: 
Kenny Dorham
Personnel: 
John Lynch
Personnel: 
Elmon Wright
Personnel: 
Leon Comegys
Personnel: 
Charles Greenlee
Personnel: 
Alton Moore
Personnel: 
Howard Johnson
Personnel: 
Sonny Stitt
Personnel: 
Ray Abrams
Personnel: 
James Moody
Personnel: 
Sol Moore
Personnel: 
Thelonious Monk
Personnel: 
Ray Brown
Personnel: 
Kenny Clarke
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Spotlite Club
Venue Location: 
Washington D.C.
Session Details: 

Lots to talk about in this session:

First the date: There are plenty of discrepancies: Bruyninckx spreads these tunes among a few dates in June, Jazzdisco puts it as "May-June" and the Monk discography lists just June 26-27, which is what we will use. Our reasoning is that, of those three sources, Monk's discographer is the only one to explain why s/he thinks this. You can read more there. (Bruyninckx also states that some of the takes are incomplete)

 

second, the personnel:

- Bruyninckx lists some vocalists, which the others do not. B doesn't say which songs they sing on, though, so that's confusing.

- Also, while the Monk discographer lists the baritone sax player as "Peewee moore", Bruyninckx lists him as "Sol (Pee Wee) Moore" andJazzdisco doesn't list a bari sax at all. This is noteworthy because there were TWO "pee wee moore" baritone sax players, around the same time. Sol Moore doesn't have a wiki page, or much bio info online at all, but the other Pee Wee Moore's wikipedia page specifically states that, although he did eventually play with Dizzy, it wasn't until the 50s. That info, plus Bruyninckx specifying as Sol, not the other one, makes it seem plausible that we are dealing with Sol here.

- The monk discographer obviously has Monk as the piano player, with Milt only playing on one track, but jazzdisco lists Milt as playing on a bunch more, and doesn't list Monk at all. We're going with the monk and Bruyninckx findings on this, too.

- Finally, there is a Howard Johnson, born in 1941, who is famed as a 'post-bop- Tuba player. Obviously, that is not the Howard Johnson playing here.

 

3rd, the set list: while Jazzdisco only lists a fraction of the numer of tracks as Bruyninckx and the Monk page, even those two have discrepancies. Bruyninckx doesn't list Woody'n'You or Lazy Mood, and there also appears to be some discrepancy as to whether Shaw Nuff is played on its own, as a medley with I waited for You, or I waited For you is played on its own. There are multiple tracks of each, so presumably these were played during different sets on the same day/night. In any event, because the Monk has more tracks, we will list all of theirs, but with the abovementioned caveat. -JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, bruyninckx, allmusic, Robin D.G. Kelley (www.monkbook.com/sessionography)