Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Dizzy Gillespie|Bird And Diz (Expanded Edition)

Bird And Diz (Expanded Edition)

Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker

Available in
16-Bit/44.1 kHz Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

This collection of 78 rpm singles, all recorded on June 6, 1950, was released in 1956. Several things distinguish this from numerous other quintet recordings featuring these two bebop pioneers. It was recorded during the period that Parker was working under the aegis of producer Norman Granz, whose preference for large and unusual ensembles was notorious. The end result in this case is a date that sounds very much like those that Parker and Gillespie recorded for Savoy and Dial, except with top-of-the-line production quality. Even more interesting, though, is Parker's choice of Thelonious Monk as pianist. Unfortunately, Monk is buried in the mix and gets very little solo space, so his highly idiosyncratic genius doesn't get much exposure here. Still, this is an outstanding album -- there are fine versions of Parker standards like "Leap Frog," "Mohawk," and "Relaxin' with Lee," as well as a burning performance of "Bloomdido" and twjo interesting (if not entirely thrilling) renditions of the chestnut "My Melancholy Baby."

© Rick Anderson /TiVo

More info

Bird And Diz (Expanded Edition)

Dizzy Gillespie

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 100 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 100 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From $10.83/month

1
Bloomdido (Master Take)
Charlie Parker
00:03:29

Thelonious Monk, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1952 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
My Melancholy Baby
Charlie Parker
00:03:29

Thelonious Monk, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ernie Burnett, ComposerLyricist - George Norton, ComposerLyricist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Relaxing With Lee (Take 6 / Take 3 / Master Take)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:02:51

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Upright Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Leap Frog (Take 5 / Complete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:02:34

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Upright Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1952 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
An Oscar For Treadwell (Take 3 / Alternate Take)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:03:28

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Mohawk (Master Take)
Charlie Parker
00:03:45

Thelonious Monk, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1952 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
My Melancholy Baby
Charlie Parker
00:03:20

Thelonious Monk, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ernie Burnett, ComposerLyricist - George Norton, ComposerLyricist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1952 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Relaxing With Lee (Take 4 / Take 2 / Alternate Take)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:03:59

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Leap Frog (Take 11 / Take 6 / Master Take)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:02:37

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Upright Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1969 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Leap Frog (Take 8 / Take 4 / Alternate Take)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:02:03

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Leap Frog (Take 9 / Complete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:02:09

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
An Oscar For Treadwell
Charlie Parker
00:03:23

Thelonious Monk, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Mohawk (Take 3 / Alternate Take)
Charlie Parker
00:04:06

Thelonious Monk, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy Rich, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker, Alto Saxophone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Curly Russell, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1950 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Relaxing With Lee (Take 1 / Incomplete)
Charlie Parker
00:00:20

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Relaxing With Lee (Take 2 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:01:13

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Relaxing With Lee (Take 3 / False Start)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:07

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Relaxing With Lee (Take 5 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:27

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Leap Frog (Take 1 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:28

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Leap Frog (Take 7 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:17

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Leap Frog (Take 10 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:41

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
Leap Frog (Take 2 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:17

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

22
Leap Frog (Take 6 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:21

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

23
Leap Frog (Take 4 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:14

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

24
Leap Frog (Take 3 / Incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie
00:00:40

Thelonious Monk, MainArtist - Buddy Rich, MainArtist - Charlie Parker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dizzy Gillespie, MainArtist - Curly Russell, MainArtist - Norman Granz, Producer

℗ 1988 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album review

This collection of 78 rpm singles, all recorded on June 6, 1950, was released in 1956. Several things distinguish this from numerous other quintet recordings featuring these two bebop pioneers. It was recorded during the period that Parker was working under the aegis of producer Norman Granz, whose preference for large and unusual ensembles was notorious. The end result in this case is a date that sounds very much like those that Parker and Gillespie recorded for Savoy and Dial, except with top-of-the-line production quality. Even more interesting, though, is Parker's choice of Thelonious Monk as pianist. Unfortunately, Monk is buried in the mix and gets very little solo space, so his highly idiosyncratic genius doesn't get much exposure here. Still, this is an outstanding album -- there are fine versions of Parker standards like "Leap Frog," "Mohawk," and "Relaxin' with Lee," as well as a burning performance of "Bloomdido" and twjo interesting (if not entirely thrilling) renditions of the chestnut "My Melancholy Baby."

© Rick Anderson /TiVo

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz?