Live In Paris & Copenhagen 1974
Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Sonny Stitt (as & ts), Al Gafa (g), Earl May (b), Mickey Roker (d)
Two rare and long out of print performances by the 1974 quintet fronted by bebop luminaries Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt, plus, as a bonus, most of the material from a third concert by the same group in Belgrade.
Dizzy Gillespies association with Sonny Stitt dates back to the inception of bebop. Their first recorded encounter took place in 1946. In the mid fifties, both Sonny and Diz were part of the Norman Granz J.A.T.P. but after this tour, Gillespie and Stitts paths would only be recorded together on very few occasions.
01. GROOVIN HIGH (5:18)
02. I CANT GET STARTED (3:34)
03. ROUND MIDNIGHT (4:17)
04. KUSH (7:26)
05. GROOVIN HIGH (5:40)
06. LOVER MAN (7:10)
07. BE-BOP (4:37)
08. HOT HOUSE (5:08)
09. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (6:25)
10. WEE (4:18)
11. JAM (9:41)
12. GROOVIN HIGH (5:33)
13. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (4:49)
14. WEE (4:47)
Total time: 78:49 min.
Personnel on all tracks: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Sonny Stitt (as & ts), Al Gafa (g), Earl May (b) and Mickey Roker (d).
Tracks #1-4 recorded in Paris, France, on November 19, 1974.
Tracks #5-10 recorded in Copenhagen,Denmark, on October 28, 1974.
Tracks #11-14 recorded in Belgrade, Yogoslavia, on November 15, 1974.