Dizzy Goes Hollywood

Dizzy Goes Hollywood

by Dizzy Gillespie


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Dizzy Goes Hollywood

On first glance this LP looks like a dud. Dizzy Gillespie and his quintet (with saxophonist James Moody and pianist Kenny Barron) perform 11 themes from then-recent movies including "Caesar and Cleopatra," "Love Theme from Lolita," and "Never on Sunday." However, because the trumpeter was near the peak of his powers and his band does play such songs as "Moon River," "Days of Wine and Roses," and "Carioca" with spirit, the results are quite worthwhile, if not essential.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517868588
catalogNumber: 001217902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Primary Artist,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Maurice Jarre   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Elmer Bernstein   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Hal Mooney   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Byers   Arranger
Ernest Gold   Composer
Bob Harris   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Manos Hadjidakis   Composer
Nino Oliviero   Composer
George Duning   Composer
Dom Cerulli   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Edward Eliscu   Composer

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Dizzy Gillespie Goes Hollywood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of the songs are very recognizable and with improvisation especially on Walk On The Wild Side, you still recognize the Songs. Maybe cut the song total by a quarter to a half of what is on the original recording there could been some really great jams on this record. Good intro to the works of this great trumpeter.