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Dizzy Gillespie at Newport

Dizzy Gillespie at Newport
Dizzy Gillespie
Released 1957
Recorded July 6, 1957, Newport, Rhode Island
Length 51:59
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie chronology

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Dizzy Gillespie at Newport

Dizzy Gillespie at Newport is a 1957 live album by Dizzy Gillespie, featuring his big band recorded at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival.[1]


The Allmusic review states "This brilliant CD captures one of the high points of Dizzy Gillespie's remarkable career and is highly recommended".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

Track listing

  1. "Dizzy's Blues" (Ahmad Kharab Salim) – 11:51
  2. "School Days" (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) – 5:47
  3. "Doodlin'" (Horace Silver) – 7:56
  4. "Manteca" (Gil Fuller, Gillespie, Chano Pozo) – 7:11
  5. "I Remember Clifford" (Benny Golson) – 4:48
  6. "Cool Breeze" (Tadd Dameron, Billy Eckstine, Gillespie) – 10:33
  7. "Zodiac Suite: Virgo/Libra/Aries" (Mary Lou Williams) – 10:28 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Carioca" (Edward Eliscu, Gus Kahn, Vincent Youmans) – 3:41 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 10:00 Bonus track on CD reissue


  • In "Manteca", the big band chants, "I'll never go back to Georgia", in reference to the racial prejudice Dizzy's band experienced on a stop there during its 1945 tour.



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