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Dizzy Gillespie October 1990

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
saxophone
saxophone
piano
guitar
bass
drums
percussion
percussion
vocal
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 A Night in Tunisia 13:02
Strangers In Paradise
Catalog #: JD1269
2 And Then She Stopped 9:03
Strangers In Paradise
Catalog #: JD1269
3 Serenada 10:48
Strangers In Paradise
Catalog #: JD1269
4 Partido Alto 8:03
Strangers In Paradise
Catalog #: JD1269
5 Tin Tin Deo 10:06
Strangers In Paradise
Catalog #: JD1269
6 Giant Steps 10:18
Strangers In Paradise
Catalog #: JD1269
7 Stranger In Paradise 16:10
Strangers In Paradise
Catalog #: JD1269
Content State: draft
genre: Latin jazz, Vocal jazz, bop
Recording Date: 
1990-10 - 1990-10
Label Name: 
Jazz Door
Leader(s): 
Dizzy Gillespie
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
percussion
Skill/instrument: 
percussion
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Arturo Sandoval
Personnel: 
Claudio Roditi
Personnel: 
Papo Vazquez
Personnel: 
James Moody
Personnel: 
Paquito D'Rivera
Personnel: 
Danilo Pérez
Personnel: 
Ed Cherry
Personnel: 
John Lee
Personnel: 
Ignacio Berroa
Personnel: 
Airto Moreira
Personnel: 
Giovanni Hidalgo
Personnel: 
Flora Purim
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Location: 
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Session Details: 

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. 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partido_alto

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. 

Sources: 
Tom Lord (lordisco.com); Allmusic; discogs