At Newport
                  Recording Date: 
                        July 6, 1957

                       Dizzy Gillespie     TP,Vo
                       Wynton Kelly      P  
                       Benny Golson    TS
                       Paul West          B
                       Mary Lou Williams P
                       Al Grey              TB
                       Ernie Henry        AS
                       Melba Liston      TB
                       Billy Mitchell       TS
 Pee Wee Moore  BS
 Lee Morgan         TP 
 Ermet Perry         TP 
 Charlie Persip      D 
 Jimmy Powell      AS
 Carl Warwick     TP
 Chuck Connors   TB 
 Talib Dawud       TP  


Review by Scott Yanow
This CD features Dizzy Gillespie's second great big band at the peak of its powers. On the rapid "Dizzy's Blues" and a truly blazing "Cool Breeze," the orchestra really roars; the latter performance features extraordinary solos by Gillespie, trombonist Al Grey, and tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell. In addition to fine renditions of "Manteca" and Benny Golson's then-recent composition "I Remember Clifford," the humorous "Doodlin'" is given a definitive treatment, there is a fresh version of "A Night in Tunisia," and pianist Mary Lou Williams sits in for a lengthy medley of selections from her "Zodiac Suite." This brilliant CD captures one of the high points of Dizzy Gillespie's remarkable career and is highly recommended.

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