Dizzy Goes Hollywood

Dizzy Gillespie

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Dizzy Goes Hollywood Review

by Scott Yanow

On first glance this LP looks like a dud. Dizzy Gillespie and his quintet (with saxophonist James Moody and pianist Kenny Barron) perform 11 themes from then-recent movies including "Caesar and Cleopatra," "Love Theme from Lolita," and "Never on Sunday." However, because the trumpeter was near the peak of his powers and his band does play such songs as "Moon River," "Days of Wine and Roses," and "Carioca" with spirit, the results are quite worthwhile, if not essential.

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