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Dizzy Gillespie/James Moody (Sax): 1965

Track List

>One Note Samba
>Con Alma
>Umh, Umh
>Tin Tin Deo
>Oh Joe
>Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)

Album Notes

Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), James Moody (tenor saxophone), Kenny Barron (piano), Chris White (bass), Rudy Collins (drums).

Recorded live at the Olympia Theater, Paris, France on November 25, 1965.

Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (vocals, trumpet); James Moody (tenor saxophone, flute); Kenny Barron (piano); Christopher White (bass); Rudy Collins (drums).

Recorded live in Paris, France on November 24, 1965. Includes liner notes by Andre Clergeat.

Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (vocals, trumpet); James Moody (flute, tenor saxophone); Kenny Barron (piano); Rudy Collins (drums, snare drum).

Liner Note Author: André Clergeat.

Recording information: 3023 W. Northside Dr. Jackson (11/24/1965).

Author: André Clergeat.

The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet featured a mostly Latin-flavored program during this 1965 Paris concert; he was accompanied by pianist Kenny Barron, James Moody on tenor sax and flute, bassist Christopher White, and drummer Rudy Collins. A low-key take of "One Note Samba" opens the disc, highlighted by Moody's flute and Barron's swinging solo; likewise, "Con Alma" doesn't pack as much of a punch as on most of Gillespie's recordings. Moody's "Umh, Umh" is a brisk blues that shows off his considerable chops on flute. Gillespie's muted trumpet duet with White during "Tin Tin Deo" is a refreshing look at the normally percussive and very brash showstopper. "Oh Joe" features Gillespie's vocal in a tedious calypso that's supposed to be funny but ends up sounding rather dated. Gillespie and Moody scat the introduction to "Chega de Saudade," a catchy arrangement of a Jobim work that isn't as well-known, though it is plagued with a few Moody reed squeaks. While this isn't one of Dizzy Gillespie's best concert recordings, it is worth acquiring. ~ Ken Dryden


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