Dizzy Gillespie was at the peak of his powers throughout the 1950s, still the pacesetter among trumpeters. This CD matches Dizzy with Stan Getz, the Oscar Peterson Trio and drummer Max Roach. Getz, although identified with the "cool" school, thrived on competition and is both relaxed and combative on the uptempo explorations of "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Impromptu."
Stan Getz (Sax (Tenor)
Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet)
Oscar Peterson (Piano)
Herb Ellis (Guitar)
Ray Brown (Bass)
Max Roach (Drums).
Recorded December 9, 1953, New York.
1.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Irving Mills, Duke Ellington) 6:40
2.I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (Irving Mills, Duke Ellington) 6:19
3.Exactly Like You (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) 5:01
4.It's the Talk of the Town (Jerry Livingston) 6:55
5.Impromptu (Dizzy Gillespie) 7:50
6.One Alone (Dizzy Gillespie) 3:04
7.Girl of My Dreams (Sonny Clapp) 3:19
8.Siboney, Pt. 1+2 (Ernesto Lecuona, Dolly Morse) 8:35