https://driftrecords.com/products/dizzy-gillespie-octet-the-greatest-trumpet-of-them-all94488382Dizzy Gillespie Octet - The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/515j8vwl4il._ss500_large.jpg?v=1504822999//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/515j8vwl4il._ss500_medium.jpg?v=150482299917.99GBPOutOfStockDizzy Gillespie OctetDizzy Gillespie OctetEaster 2016Jazz on VinylMusic Released in 2012SALE2016Wax Time
Dizzy Gillespie is showcased brilliantly through these sides as the pivotal figure of a small band with which he has not been identified often. When Gillespie told Benny Golson of his desire to record something with a new instrumentation, Benny suggested the octet pattern and called Gigi Gryce to share the writing chores. The results achieve their goal, presenting excellent voicing and accompaniment to a straight forward Gillespie in a refreshingly new framework for "the greatest trumpet of them all."
SIDE A: 1 BLUES AFTER DARK (Benny Golson) 6:29 2 SEA BREEZE (Norman-Douglas; arr. Gigi Gryce) 3:17 3 OUT OF THE PAST (Benny Golson) 5:32 4 SHABOZZ (Gigi Gryce) 6:02
SIDE B: 1 REMINISCING (Gigi Gryce) 4:50 2 A NIGHT AT TONY'S (Gigi Gryce) 5:11 3 SMOKE SIGNALS (Gigi Gryce) 5:04 4 JUST BY MYSELF (Benny Golson) 4:47 5 THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE (Isham Jones-Mary Symes) 3:25*