Jazz in Paris: Dizzy Gillespie & his Operatic Strings Orchestra

~ Release by Dizzy Gillespie (see all versions of this release, 1 available)

Annotation

Recorded April 1952 (tracks 7-16) and 1953 (tracks 1-6) in Paris.
Reissue of the Blue Star 78rpm discs 247 (tracks 1-2), 248 (tracks 3-4), 249 (tracks 5-6) & 250 (tracks 13-16).

Notes

A late Verve assemblage of two 50s releases ("Jazz From Paris" and "Dizzy and Strings", from Clef and Norgran).
Probably interesting only for completists, there are plenty of more essential Dizzy's albums around.

Annotation last modified on 2014-11-25 18:10 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1Stormy Weather
double bass:
Lou Hackney (on 1953-02-22)
drums (drum set):
Al Jones (drummer with Dizzy Gillespie) (on 1953-02-22)
piano:
Wade Legge (on 1953-02-22)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1953-02-22)
instrumental recording of:
Stormy Weather (on 1953-02-22)
lyricist:
Ted Koehler (in 1933)
composer:
Harold Arlen (in 1933)
publisher:
Arko Music Corp., EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!), Fred Ahlert Mus. Corp., Mills Music, Inc., S.A. Music Co., Ted Koehler Music Co. and The Songwriters Guild
3:50
2The Very Thought of You
double bass:
Lou Hackney (on 1953-02-22)
drums (drum set):
Al Jones (drummer with Dizzy Gillespie) (on 1953-02-22)
piano:
Wade Legge (on 1953-02-22)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1953-02-22)
instrumental recording of:
The Very Thought of You (on 1953-02-22)
lyricist and composer:
Ray Noble
publisher:
Quartet Music Inc., Range Road Music, Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) and Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label)
2:37
3Jalousie
double bass:
Lou Hackney (on 1953-02-22)
drums (drum set):
Al Jones (drummer with Dizzy Gillespie) (on 1953-02-22)
piano:
Wade Legge (on 1953-02-22)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1953-02-22)
instrumental recording of:
Jalousie (English version, lyrics by Vera Bloom) (on 1953-02-22)
lyricist:
Vera Bloom
composer:
Jacob Gade (in 1925)
publisher:
Charles Brull Ltd.
version of:
Jalousie “Tango Tzigane” (original orchestral version)
2:36
4I've Got You Under My Skin
double bass:
Lou Hackney (on 1953-02-22)
drums (drum set):
Al Jones (drummer with Dizzy Gillespie) (on 1953-02-22)
piano:
Wade Legge (on 1953-02-22)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1953-02-22)
instrumental recording of:
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (on 1953-02-22)
lyricist and composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (in 1936)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music (UK), Victoria Music Ltd. and Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
part of:
Born to Dance
2:25
5Fine and Dandy
double bass:
Lou Hackney (on 1953-02-22)
drums (drum set):
Al Jones (drummer with Dizzy Gillespie) (on 1953-02-22)
piano:
Wade Legge (on 1953-02-22)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1953-02-22)
instrumental recording of:
Fine and Dandy (on 1953-02-22)
lyricist:
Paul James (Lyricist, aka James Warburg)
composer:
Kay Swift
3:43
6Pennies From Heaven
double bass:
Lou Hackney (on 1953-02-22)
drums (drum set):
Al Jones (drummer with Dizzy Gillespie) (on 1953-02-22)
piano:
Wade Legge (on 1953-02-22)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1953-02-22)
instrumental recording of:
Pennies From Heaven (on 1953-02-22)
lyricist:
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (in 1936)
composer:
Arthur Johnston (American composer and songwriter) (in 1936)
publisher:
Anne-Rachel Music Corp., Campbell Connelly & Co., Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd., Chappell Music (UK) and Joy Music Inc.
2:24
7Night and Day
cello:
Pierre Coddée (on 1952-04-05)
clarinet:
Albert Gillot (on 1952-04-05)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-05)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-05)
flute:
René Bigerille (on 1952-04-05)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1952-04-05)
harp:
Bernard Galais (harpist) (on 1952-04-05)
oboe:
Robert Jeannoutot (on 1952-04-05)
piano:
Arnold Ross (on 1952-04-05)
trombone:
Guy Destanque (on 1952-04-05), André Gosset (trombonist) (on 1952-04-05) and Benny Vasseur (on 1952-04-05)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1952-04-05)
instrumental recording of:
Night and Day (Cole Porter; from “The Gay Divorce”) (on 1952-04-05)
lyricist and composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (in 1932)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Harms, Inc., Warner Bros. (holding: File NO Releases), Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label), Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!), Warner/Chappell and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
part of:
Gay Divorce
3:04
8My Old Flame
cello:
Pierre Coddée (on 1952-04-05)
clarinet:
Albert Gillot (on 1952-04-05)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-05)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-05)
flute:
René Bigerille (on 1952-04-05)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1952-04-05)
harp:
Bernard Galais (harpist) (on 1952-04-05)
oboe:
Robert Jeannoutot (on 1952-04-05)
piano:
Arnold Ross (on 1952-04-05)
trombone:
Guy Destanque (on 1952-04-05), André Gosset (trombonist) (on 1952-04-05) and Benny Vasseur (on 1952-04-05)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1952-04-05)
instrumental recording of:
My Old Flame (on 1952-04-05)
lyricist:
Sam Coslow
composer:
Arthur Johnston (American composer and songwriter)
publisher:
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody)
3:21
9I Waited for You
cello:
Pierre Coddée (on 1952-04-05)
clarinet:
Albert Gillot (on 1952-04-05)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-05)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-05)
flute:
René Bigerille (on 1952-04-05)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1952-04-05)
harp:
Bernard Galais (harpist) (on 1952-04-05)
oboe:
Robert Jeannoutot (on 1952-04-05)
piano:
Arnold Ross (on 1952-04-05)
trombone:
Guy Destanque (on 1952-04-05), André Gosset (trombonist) (on 1952-04-05) and Benny Vasseur (on 1952-04-05)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1952-04-05)
instrumental recording of:
I Waited for You (on 1952-04-05)
writer:
Walter “Gil” Fuller (jazz composer & arranger) and Dizzy Gillespie
3:18
10Sweet and Lovely
cello:
Pierre Coddée (on 1952-04-05)
clarinet:
Albert Gillot (on 1952-04-05)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-05)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-05)
flute:
René Bigerille (on 1952-04-05)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1952-04-05)
harp:
Bernard Galais (harpist) (on 1952-04-05)
oboe:
Robert Jeannoutot (on 1952-04-05)
piano:
Arnold Ross (on 1952-04-05)
trombone:
Guy Destanque (on 1952-04-05), André Gosset (trombonist) (on 1952-04-05) and Benny Vasseur (on 1952-04-05)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1952-04-05)
instrumental recording of:
Sweet and Lovely (on 1952-04-05)
lyricist:
Harry Tobias
composer:
Gus Arnheim and Charles N. Daniels
publisher:
Harry Tobias Music, Keith Prowse Music, Redwood Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Anne-Rachel Music Corp. (in 1931), Chappell & Co. (in 1931), Quartet Music Inc. (in 1931) and Range Road Music Inc. (in 1931)
3:27
11The Man I Love
cello:
Pierre Coddée (on 1952-04-05)
clarinet:
Albert Gillot (on 1952-04-05)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-05)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-05)
flute:
René Bigerille (on 1952-04-05)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1952-04-05)
harp:
Bernard Galais (harpist) (on 1952-04-05)
oboe:
Robert Jeannoutot (on 1952-04-05)
piano:
Arnold Ross (on 1952-04-05)
trombone:
Guy Destanque (on 1952-04-05), André Gosset (trombonist) (on 1952-04-05) and Benny Vasseur (on 1952-04-05)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1952-04-05)
instrumental recording of:
The Man I Love (on 1952-04-05)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1924)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1924)
publisher:
New World Company, Productions et Éditions Cinématographiques Françaises, Warner/Chappell Music Holland BV, WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (until 2019-05-28) and WC Music Corp. (from 2019-05-28 to present)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical)
part of:
Lady, Be Good (full musical)
3:14
12Ghost of a Chance
cello:
Pierre Coddée (on 1952-04-05)
clarinet:
Albert Gillot (on 1952-04-05)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (on 1952-04-05)
drums (drum set):
Bill Clark (Drummer) (on 1952-04-05)
flute:
René Bigerille (on 1952-04-05)
guitar:
Jean-Jacques Tilché (jazz guitarist and producer) (on 1952-04-05)
harp:
Bernard Galais (harpist) (on 1952-04-05)
oboe:
Robert Jeannoutot (on 1952-04-05)
piano:
Arnold Ross (on 1952-04-05)
trombone:
Guy Destanque (on 1952-04-05), André Gosset (trombonist) (on 1952-04-05) and Benny Vasseur (on 1952-04-05)
trumpet:
Dizzy Gillespie (on 1952-04-05)
recording of:
(I Don’t Stand) A Ghost of a Chance (on 1952-04-05)
lyricist:
Bing Crosby and Ned Washington
composer:
Victor Young (American composer, arranger, violinist & conductor)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., EMI Harmonies Ltd., Mills Music Limited and Mills Music, Inc.
3:03
13Night and Day (alternate take)
recording of:
Night and Day (Cole Porter; from “The Gay Divorce”)
lyricist and composer:
Cole Porter (composer) (in 1932)
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music Ltd., Harms, Inc., Warner Bros. (holding: File NO Releases), Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label), Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!), Warner/Chappell and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
part of:
Gay Divorce
3:06
14My Old Flame (alternate take)
recording of:
My Old Flame
lyricist:
Sam Coslow
composer:
Arthur Johnston (American composer and songwriter)
publisher:
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody)
3:41
15Sweet and Lovely (alternate take 1)3:51
16Sweet and Lovely (alternate take 2)3:26