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This is a bit unusual in Dizzy's oeuvre, lushly orchestrated by J.J. Johnson. Full, blooming sound. This record made it to Elvis Costello's 500 albums you need list -- he happens to be correct!
This unusual session consists of a complex six-movement suite by J.J. Johnson featuring Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet over a brass choir (six trumpets, two trombones, two bass trombones, four French horns and two tubas), bass, drums, percussion and two harps. Often reminiscent of classical music, Johnson's writing allows plenty of room for Gillespie to improvise. The result is a rather unique set of music.
Artist(s): Trumpet, Soloist – Dizzy Gillespie
Bass – George Duvivier
Bass Trombone – Paul Faulise, Dick Hixson
Composed By, Arranged By – J.J. Johnson
Conductor – Gunther Schuller
Drums – Charlie Persip
French Horn – Jim Buffington, John Barrows, Paul Ingraham, Robert Northern
Harp – Gloria Agostini, Laura Newell
Percussion – Michael Colgrass
Trombone – Jimmy Knepper, Urbie Green
Trumpet – Bernie Glow, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Nick Travis, Robert Nagel
Tuba – Bill Stanley, Harvey Phillips
Recording Info: Recorded by Verve Records
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder Producer – Creed Taylor
Recorded May 18 and 22, 1961 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Transferred from a 15ips tape
1 The Sword Of Orion 4:34
2 Jubelo 6:38
3 Blue Mist 6:53
4 Fantasia 7:35
5 Horn Of Plenty 5:09
6 Ballade 3:30
Total Time: 34:19