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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After too long a period in the studios, talented trumpeter Jon Faddis returned to jazz with this brilliant effort. Best known for his ability to closely emulate his idol, Dizzy Gillespie far from an easy feat, Faddis pays tribute to Gillespie with "Night in Tunisia" and "Things to Come." However, he also does a close imitation of Roy Eldridge on "Little Jazz," pays homage to Louis Armstrong on "West End Blues," shows sensitivity on Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born," and performs three other numbers. With the assistance of tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Mel Lewis, Jon Faddis is in superb form throughout this outstanding ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After too long a period in the studios, talented trumpeter Jon Faddis returned to jazz with this brilliant effort. Best known for his ability to closely emulate his idol, Dizzy Gillespie far from an easy feat, Faddis pays tribute to Gillespie with "Night in Tunisia" and "Things to Come." However, he also does a close imitation of Roy Eldridge on "Little Jazz," pays homage to Louis Armstrong on "West End Blues," shows sensitivity on Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born," and performs three other numbers. With the assistance of tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Mel Lewis, Jon Faddis is in superb form throughout this outstanding release, his definitive recording.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431429128
  • Catalog Number: 4291
  • Sales rank: 53,852

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 West End Blues (5:35)
  2. 2 Little Jazz (5:37)
  3. 3 A Night in Tunisia (6:02)
  4. 4 Instigator (4:44)
  5. 5 Things to Come (3:31)
  6. 6 A Child Is Born (7:00)
  7. 7 Lil' Darlin' (4:09)
  8. 8 Whisper Not (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jon Faddis Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis Drums
Kenny Barron Piano
Ray Brown Bass
Technical Credits
Jon Faddis Arranger
Dizzy Gillespie Composer, Liner Notes
Harold Land Contributor
Mel Lewis Contributor
King Oliver Composer
Marty Sheller Arranger
Jim Anderson Engineer
Kenny Barron Contributor
Ray Brown Contributor
Frank Paparelli Composer
Bennett Rubin Producer
Clarence Williams Composer
Tom Burgess Art Direction
Buster Harding Composer
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