Mary Lou Williams & The Trumpet Giants
Mary Lou Williams (p), Bobby Hackett (tp), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), George Duvivier (b), Grady Tate (d)
This release includes the sole collaboration of three jazz giants, pianist Mary Lou Williams and trumpet virtuosos Dizzy Gillespie and Bobby Hackett. Recorded at the Press Club in New York on January 31, 1971, the
band performs an array of classic standards with wit and grace. Veteran bassist George Duvivier and drummer Grady Tate round out this enigmatic group. This edition also boasts two extended bonus tracks of Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge recorded at Berlins Sportpalast on February 10, 1955.
01. Love for sale 8:05
02. Autumn Leaves 6:25
03. Caravan 4:36
04. Jitterbug Waltz 6:34
05. Willow weep for me 5:17
06. Birks' works 7:38
07. My Man 6:00
08. Ballad Medley 10:11 (*) Bonus Track
09. Jam Session 15:27 (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 73:30 min.
Personnel on tracks #1-7: Mary Lou Williams (p), Bobby Hackett (tp), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), George Duvivier (b), Grady Tate (d). Recorded at Overseas Press Club, NYC, January 31, 1971.
Personnel on tracks #8-9: Roy Eldridge (tp), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Flip Phillips (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Louie Bellson (d). Sportpalast, Berlin, February 10, 1955.
"This one of a kind recording marks the first and only meeting of three of the most important and original musicians in jazz history. A must have for any jazz collector."
Tom Wydell -The Village Voice