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Dizzy Gillespie May 24, 1954

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
trombone
alto saxophone
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
piano
piano
bass
bass
drums
conga
conga
bongos
timbales
arranger
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Manteca 4:10
Afro
Catalog #: MGN 1003
2 Contraste 2:45
Afro
Catalog #: MGN 1003
3 Jungla 4:44
Afro
Catalog #: MGN 1003
4 Rhumba-Finale, Part 1 3:12
Afro
Catalog #: MGN 1003
5 Rhumba-Finale, Part 2 (aka, 6/8) 1:29
Afro
Catalog #: MGN 1003
Content State: draft
genre: bop, Afro-Cuban
Recording Date: 
1954-05-24
Label Name: 
Verve
Leader(s): 
Dizzy Gillespie
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: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
conga
Skill/instrument: 
conga
Skill/instrument: 
bongos
Skill/instrument: 
timbales
Skill/instrument: 
arranger
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Quincy Jones
Personnel: 
Ernie Royal
Personnel: 
Jimmy Nottingham
Personnel: 
Leon Comegys
Personnel: 
J.J. Johnson
Personnel: 
George Matthews
Personnel: 
Hilton Jefferson
Personnel: 
George Dorsey
Personnel: 
Hank Mobley
Personnel: 
Lucky Thompson
Personnel: 
Danny Bank
Personnel: 
Wade Legge
Personnel: 
Ray Concepcion
Personnel: 
Lou Hackney
Personnel: 
Roberto Rodriguez
Personnel: 
Charlie Persip
Personnel: 
Candido Camero
Personnel: 
Mongo Santamaria
Personnel: 
Jose Mangual
Personnel: 
Umbaldo Nieto
Personnel: 
Chico O'Farrill
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

There are, indeed, two pianists on this session. According to Bruyninckx, Legge plays the standard jazz parts, and Concepcion plays the latin/Afro-Cuban ones. -JS

Bruyninckx lists matrix number 1714-4 as "Rhumba Finale" and matrix number 1715-2 as "6/8", but Noal Cohen lists both 1714 and 1715 as Rhumba Finale. Cohen explains that this is a mistake and that there are actually two parts to Rhumba Finale. As both sources say, these tracks are all linked together as variations of the opening tune, Manteca, and as such should be considered a suite. -JS

Sources: 
Bruyninckx, Noal Cohen's www.attictoys.com