Afro is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1954 and originally released on the Norgran label.[1]

Afro
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Studio album by
Released1954
RecordedMay 24 and June 3, 1954
New York City
GenreAfro-Cuban jazz, bebop
Length33:05
LabelNorgran
MGN 1003
ProducerNorman Granz
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
Diz and Getz
(1953)
Afro
(1954)
Dizzy and Strings
(1954)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review states "Pairing Dizzy Gillespie with Cuban arranger/composer Chico O'Farrill produced a stunning session which originally made up the first half of a Norgran LP... A later small-group session features the trumpeter with an all-Latin rhythm section and flutist Gilberto Valdes... it is well worth acquiring".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Manteca Theme" (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 4:10
  2. "Contraste" (Gillespie, Chico O'Farrill, Pozo) - 2:45
  3. "Jungla" (Gillespie, O'Farrill, Pozo) - 4:44
  4. "Rhumba Finale" (Gillespie, O'Farrill, Pozo) - 4:43
  5. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 4:19
  6. "Con Alma" (Gillespie) - 5:05
  7. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 7:19

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie discography accessed March 28, 2012
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed March 28, 2012