Dizzy Gillespie October 1990
|#||Tracks||Playtime||Issue||Variance from Main Session Personnel|
|1||A Night in Tunisia||13:02|
|2||And Then She Stopped||9:03|
|5||Tin Tin Deo||10:06|
|7||Stranger In Paradise||16:10|
I am not totally convinced that the track 'Serenada' is, in fact, the same 'Serenata' written by Leroy Anderson, or even the same 'Serenata' that D'Rivera would perform with the 'Dizzy Gillespie Big Band' after Diz' death. However, for now, that seems most likely based on the evidence at hand. To whit: 1) There is no other evidence of a composition called 'Serenada', except for this one, rare live concert; 2)D'Rivera plays a song spelled with a 't' instead of a 'd' in a concert with Diz' memorial band c) While the melodies of the Anderson song sound somewhat different from case to case (based on recordings found online), they do sound similar enough.
Similarly, while we are calling 'Partido Alto' a Gillespie composition, it should be noted that the term 'partido alto' usually refers to a type of samba unique for its lengthy improvisatory aspect. That is, without evidence to the contary, it is entirely possible that this was an improvisation in the Partido alto/samba style, not a previously composed piece of music that Gillespie or somebody else wrote prior to the concert.
The title of the subsequent album that was made from this session is called "Strangers In Paradise", just like the final track. It is not known for sure whether it is merely a mispelling of the jazz standard 'Stranger In Paradise', or if it is a new composition, perhaps by Dizzy himself. However, in the absence of evidence to the latter, we are assuming the former.