Full performer name: Dizzy Gillespie/Freddie Hubbard/Clark Terry/Oscar Peterson.
Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry (trumpet); Oscar Peterson (piano); Joe Pass (guitar); Ray Brown (bass); Bobby Durham (drums).
Recorded at Group IV Studios, Hollywood, California on March 10, 1980. Originally released on Pablo (2312-114). Includes liner notes by Norman Granz.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
To call this CD (a reissue of a Pablo date) an all-star session would be an understatement. Joining pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Bobby Durham are three classic trumpeters: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Freddie Hubbard. They clearly inspire each other (Gillespie flew in from the East Coast specifically for this date) and the music ("Daahoud," "Just Friends," the new blues "Chicken Wings," and a torrid version of "The Champ") has plenty of exciting moments. Other performances from the same date can be heard on The Alternate Blues, another LP reissued on CD through the Original Jazz Classics imprint. ~ Scott Yanow