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Dizzy Gillespie May 18 and 19th, 1956

Main Session Personnel
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 Dizzy's Business 3:37 Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
2 Hey Pete! Le's Eat More Meat! 5:39
Dizzy in Greece
Catalog #: MGV 8017
(arranger), (vocal), (vocal)
3 Jessica's Day 4:50 Quincy Jones (arranger)
4 Tour de Force 5:04 Dizzy Gillespie (arranger)
5 I Can't Get Started 2:55 Quincy Jones (arranger)
6 Stella By Starlight 4:07 Melba Liston (arranger)
7 Doodlin' 3:56 Ernie Wilkins (arranger)
8 A Night in Tunisia 5:34 Dizzy Gillespie (arranger)
Content State: draft
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1956-05-18 - 1956-05-19
Label Name: 
Norgran
Leader(s): 
Dizzy Gillespie
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: 
Joe Gordon
Personnel: 
Ermet Perry
Personnel: 
Quincy Jones
Personnel: 
Carl Warwick
Personnel: 
Melba Liston
Personnel: 
Frank Rehak
Personnel: 
Rod Levitt
Personnel: 
Jimmy Powell
Personnel: 
Phil Woods
Personnel: 
Billy Mitchell
Personnel: 
Ernie Wilkins
Personnel: 
Marty Flax
Personnel: 
Walter Davis Jr.
Personnel: 
Nelson Boyd
Personnel: 
Charlie Persip
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Bruyninckx incorrectly combines this session with the June 6 session, and says they occurred on May 25th (and june 6). But according to Jazzdisco and Ruppli's book on the Clef/Verve/Norgran label, it was the 18th/19th and then another session on June 6. Bruyninckx, however, has more complete information as to which tracks were arranged by whom. Although, Bruyninckx also switches where "Hey, Pete" and "A Night in Tunisia" are. We are going with Ruppli and Jazzdisco on that. -JS

 

Track times for both sessions can be found here: 

 http://www.allmusic.com/album/birks-works-verve-big-band-sessions-mw0000175024

Sources: 
Michel Ruppli, "Clef Verve: A Discography", Greenwood Press: New York; Jazzdisco.org, Bruyninckx, allmusic & Discogs.com