Album Details

February 03, 1977
Original Jazz Classics
Jazz, Big Band, Piano Blues, Swing, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz

Album Review

Norman Granz got this one backwards. Instead of featuring Dizzy Gillespie with the Count Basie Orchestra, he put Gillespie and Basie together in a quartet which the trumpeter naturally dominates. The music is generally quite rewarding, including an unusual version of "St. James Infirmary," but never reaches the great heights one might have expected.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Back to the Land
  2. Constantinople
  3. You Got It
  4. St. James Infirmary
  5. Follow the Leader
  6. Ow!
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