When Charlie Parker made the move to start recording old standards with strings, Dizzy Gillespie lost no time in doing the same. These 11 tracks emanate from basically the same time period and feature a formidable Gillespie's trumpet sounding behind a string section on staples like "My Old Flame," "The Man I Love," "Night & Day," and "When It's Sleepy Time Down South." There are absolutely no recordings dates or information aboard; this is just Gillespie in his commercial strings period, sounding wonderful every note of the way.
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda