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Dizzy Gillespie ‎– The Greatest Of Dizzy Gillespie

Label: RCA Victor – LPM-2398
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono
Country: US
Genre: Jazz
Style: Big Band, Bop


A1 Manteca
Written-By  Pozo*, Gillespie*
A2 Dizzier And Dizzier
Written-By  Basie*, Wilson*
A3 Night In Tunisia (Interlude)
Written-By  Gillespie*, Paparelli*
A4 Anthropology
Written-By  Parker*
A5 Ol' Man Rebop
Written-By  Wilson*
A6 52nd Street Theme
Written-By  Monk*
B1 Cubana Be
Written-By  Gillespie*, Russell*
B2 Cubana Bop
Written-By  Gillespie*, Russell*
B3 Swedish Suite
Written By  Fuller*
B4 Two Bass Hit
Written-By  Gillespie*, Lewis*
B5 Good Bait
Written-By  Basie*, Dameron*
B6 Minor Walk
Written-By  Gillespie*, Garner*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright ©  Radio Corporation Of America


  • Bass  Al McKibbon (tracks: A1, A2, ,B1, B2, B3, B5, B6), Ray Brown (tracks: A2 to A6, B4)
  • Bongos  L.P. Gonzales (tracks: A1,B1, B2, B5, B6)
  • Congas  V. D.V. Guerra (tracks: A2, B3)
  • Congas, Drums  Chano Pozo (tracks: B1, B2)
  • Drums  J.Harris* (tracks: B4), J.C. Heard (tracks: A2 to A6), K. Spearman (tracks: A1,B1, B2, B5, B6), T. Stewart* (tracks: A2, B3)
  • Guitar  Bill De Arango (tracks: A2 to A6), J.Collins* (tracks: B4)
  • Liner Notes  Jack Fuller
  • Piano  Al Haig (tracks: A2 to A6), J. Foreman* (tracks: A2, B3), John Lewis (2) (tracks: B4)
  • Saxophone  A. Gibson (3) (tracks: A2. B3), C.Payne* (tracks: B4), E.Henry* (tracks: A2, B3), G. Nicholas* (tracks: A1,B1, B2, B5, B6), H. Johnson* (tracks: B4), J. Brown* (tracks: A2, B3), J.Moody* (tracks: B4), J.Gayles* (tracks: A23, B3, B4), J.Brown* (tracks: B4), W.Evans (2) (tracks: A2, B3)
  • Tenor Saxophone  Don Byas (tracks: A2 to A5)
  • Trombone  J.C. Tarrant* (tracks: A2, B3), S.G. Hurt* (tracks: A2, B3), T. Baird (2) (tracks: B4), T.Kelly* (tracks: A1,B1, B2, B5, B6), W.Shepherd (tracks: B4)
  • Trumpet  B. Harris* (tracks: A2, B3), D.Burns* (tracks: B4), E Bailey (3) (tracks: A1,B1, B2, B5, B6), E.Wright* (tracks: A2, B3, B4), L. Wrtight* (tracks: B1, B2), M.McKay* (tracks: B4), R.Orr* (tracks: B4), Willie Cook (tracks: A2, B3)
  • Trumpet, Leader  Dizzy Gillespie
  • Vibraphone  Milt Jackson (tracks: A2 to A6, B4)


Ⓒ by Radio Corporation Of America, 1961
1970s US reissue with Orange RCA Dynaflex labels.

Recording dates
a) The big band sides:
- Manteca & Good Bait & Minor Walk, December 30, 1947
- Cubana Be and Cubana Bop, December 22, 1947
- Dizzier and Dizzier, May 6, 1949
- Swedish Suite, April 14, 1949
- Two Bass Hit, August 22, 1947
b) The small band sides
- Night in Tunesia & 52nd Street Theme & Anthropology & Ole Man Rebop, all on February 22, 1946