Birks Works:  The Verve Big-Band Sessions

Birks Works: The Verve Big-Band Sessions

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by Dizzy Gillespie
     
 
Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band of 1956-1957 was one of his finest groups, a very exciting orchestra that at various times had such players as trumpeters Gillespie, Joe Gordon, and Lee Morgan, trombonists Melba Liston and Al Grey, altoists Phil Woods

Overview

Dizzy Gillespie's globetrotting big band of 1956-1957 was one of his finest groups, a very exciting orchestra that at various times had such players as trumpeters Gillespie, Joe Gordon, and Lee Morgan, trombonists Melba Liston and Al Grey, altoists Phil Woods and Ernie Henry, the tenors of Billy Mitchell, Ernie Wilkins, and Benny Golson, and pianists Walter Davis, Jr. and Wynton Kelly. With arrangements contributed by Quincy Jones (who was in the trumpet section), Wilkins, Liston, and Golson, this was a classic orchestra. Its three studio albums plus a few numbers previously issued only on samplers and nine previously unreleased performances (mostly alternate takes) are on this wonderful two-CD set. The high points are many, including "Dizzy's Business," "Jessica's Day," "The Champ," "Cool Breeze," "Birks Works," "Whisper Not," "Stablemates," and "I Remember Clifford." Essential music.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/1995
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731452790026
catalogNumber:
527900

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Dizzy's Business
  2. Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat
  3. Jessica's Day
  4. Tour de Force
  5. I Can't Get Started
  6. Stella by Starlight
  7. Doodlin'
  8. A Night in Tunisia
  9. The Champ
  10. Yesterdays
  11. Tin Tin Deo
  12. Groovin' for Nat
  13. My Reverie
  14. Dizzy's Blues
  15. Annie's Dance
  16. Cool Breeze
  17. School Days
  18. Jordu
  19. Yo No Quiero Bailar

Disc 2

  1. Birk's Works
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Tangerine
  4. Over the Rainbow
  5. Umbrella Man
  6. If You Could See Me Now
  7. Left Hand Corner
  8. Left Hand Corner
  9. Left Hand Corner
  10. Left Hand Corner
  11. Left Hand Corner
  12. Whisper Not
  13. Whisper Not
  14. Whisper Not
  15. Stablemates
  16. That's All
  17. Groovin' High
  18. Mayflower Rock
  19. Mayflower Rock
  20. Joogie Boogie
  21. I Remember Clifford
  22. You'll Be Sorry
  23. Wonder Why

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Joe Gordon   Trumpet
Grey   Trombone
Ernie Henry   Alto Saxophone
Quincy Jones   Trumpet
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Melba Liston   Trombone,Vocals
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Rod Levitt   Trombone
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Nelson Boyd   Bass
Austin Cromer   Vocals
Talib Dawud   Trumpet
Ernie Wilkins   Tenor Saxophone
Marty Flax   Baritone Saxophone
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
E.V. Perry   Trumpet
Charlie Persip   Drums
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Billy Root   Baritone Saxophone
Carl Warwick   Trumpet
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Pee Wee Moore   Baritone Saxophone
Paul E. West   Bass

Technical Credits

Tadd Dameron   Arranger,Contributor
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Joe Gordon   Contributor
Grey   Contributor
Ernie Henry   Contributor
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Contributor
Wynton Kelly   Contributor
Melba Liston   Arranger,Contributor
Billy Mitchell   Contributor
Horace Silver   Composer
Rod Levitt   Contributor
Frank Rehak   Contributor
Ahmad Kharab Salim   Contributor
Chano Pozo   Composer
Nelson Boyd   Contributor
Alan Brandt   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Austin Cromer   Contributor
Walter Davis   Contributor
Talib Dawud   Contributor
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger,Contributor
Marty Flax   Contributor
Benny Golson   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
E.V. Perry   Contributor
Charlie Persip   Contributor
Jimmy Powell   Contributor
Billy Root   Contributor
Vincent Rose   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Larry Stock   Composer
Carl Warwick   Contributor
Paul West   Contributor
Phil Woods   Contributor
Lynn Peterson   Composer
Pee Wee Moore   Contributor
Buster Harding   Composer
Scott Townsend   Art Direction
Howie Kravitz   Contributor
Ray Connor   Contributor
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Bob Haymes   Composer
James Cavanaugh   Composer
Gus Edwards   Composer
Will D. Cobb   Composer
A.K. Salim   Composer

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