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Dizzy Gillespie October 16, 1948

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
trombone
alto saxophone
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
piano
bass
drums
conga
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Ow! 0:00
2 Day By Day 0:00
3 Two Bass Hit 0:00 John Lewis (arranger)
4 Confess 0:00 Johnny Hartman (vocal)
5 Groovin' High 0:00
6 Oop-Pop-A-Da 0:00
7 Ray's Idea 0:00 Gil Fuller (arranger)
8 S'Posin' 0:00 Johnny Hartman (vocal)
9 Guarachi Guaro 0:00 Gerald Wilson (arranger)
10 On the Bongo Beat 0:00
Content State: draft
genre: bop, big band
Recording Date: 
1948-10-16
Label Name: 
Private Recording
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: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
conga
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Willie Cook
Personnel: 
Elmon Wright
Personnel: 
Benny Harris
Personnel: 
Jesse Tarrant
Personnel: 
Andy Duryea
Personnel: 
Sam Hurt
Personnel: 
John Brown
Personnel: 
Ernie Henry
Personnel: 
Joe Gayles
Personnel: 
Yusef Lateef
Personnel: 
Al Gibson
Personnel: 
James Forman, Jr.
Personnel: 
Al McKibbon
Personnel: 
Teddy Stewart
Personnel: 
Chano Pozo
Ensemble Size: 
big_band
Venue Type: 
radio broadcast
Venue Name: 
Royal Roost
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Bruyninckx lists this as "same possible personnel" as the Pershing Ballroom concert in the Fall of 1948. In Peter Losin's discographies of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, he makes a pretty compelling argument as to why those two did not play with Gillespie's big band this late in 1948, and so it is assumed it is everybody EXCEPT Davis and Parker on this session. Attic Toys lists this session among its Johnny Hartman sessionography entries. The personnel is slightly different from Bruyninckx. Since Bruyninckx is openly unsure of this aspect, we will lean towards Cohen's Attic Toys. -JS

Furthermore, Bruyninckx lists some of these tracks as occurring on October 5, while attic toys lists all tracks as coming from October 9. Not sure who to trust, although Attic Toys definitely came after Bruyninckx. We are sticking with Noal Cohen's Attic Toys, since it is the more recently exhaustively researched source. 

Also, it is listed as a broadcast of a live show. -JS

 

Noal Cohen says to see the 10/9/48 session for more info on the "Sposin" track, but I'm not sure why. -JS

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