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Dizzy Gillespie & Ray Charles July 13, 1978

Main Session Personnel
trumpet, vocal
saxophone
saxophone
guitar
piano, vocal
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Bluesjam in F 6:19
2 How Can You Get In (When You Get Out) 6:40
3 Georgia On My Mind 7:05 David Newman (flute)
4 Autumn Leaves 0:00
5 Willow, Weep For Me 0:00 Ray Charles (scat singing)
6 Hallelujah, I Love Her So 3:41
7 Stormy Monday 8:49
8 Salt Peanuts 7:52
9 God Bless the Child 9:27 Esther Phillips (vocal)
10 Medley (Fragments of Many Compositions: See below) 7:23 (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit)
Content State: draft
genre: bop, R&B, rock
Recording Date: 
1978-07-13
Label Name: 
Jazz File
Leader(s): 
Dizzy Gillespie
Leader(s): 
Ray Charles
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
David Newman
Personnel: 
Hank Crawford
Personnel: 
Kenny Burrell
Personnel: 
Ray Charles
Personnel: 
Ray Charles
Personnel: 
George Duvivier
Personnel: 
Mickey Roker
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Ensemble Size: 
septet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Montreux Jazz Festival
Venue Location: 
Montreux, Switzerland
Session Details: 

Lord lists Charles as playing piano in addition to vocals, but does not mention on which tracks Dizzy sings, so the assumption is he sings on all. Interestingly, I have found a photo of the back of the issue of this session and it does not say that Ray Charles plays piano. I am assuming Lord is going off of more information (e.g. listening). Furthermore, the track order differs amongst our sources. -JS

Obviously what stands out more than anything here, though, is the Medley at the end of the set. While Lord and most other sources simply say "Medley", an online source has gone through the trouble of actually identifying all the songs Ray Charles plays in that medley (and there are many) so we have included them in the Track information. Furthermore, that same source calls it a 'solo', which we must assume means it omits all the other personnel. -JS

Sources: 
Tom Lord's Jazz Discography; raycharlesvideomuseum.blogspot.com; http://www.catawiki.co.uk/catalog/records-cds-and-vinyl/artists-bands/charles-ray/182139-ray-charles-meets-dizzy-gillespie