Bird Songs: The Final Recordings

Bird Songs: The Final Recordings is a live album trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie with an array of guest stars recorded at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York City in 1992 and released on the Telarc label.[1] The album, along with To Bird with Love and To Diz with Love, represent the last recordings made by the legendary trumpeter before his death in 1993.

Bird Songs: The Final Recordings
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Live album by
Released1992
RecordedJanuary 23–25, 1992
VenueBlue Note Jazz Club, Greenwich Village, New York City
GenreJazz
Length62:58
LabelTelarc
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Dizzy Gillespie chronology
The Winter in Lisbon
(1990)
Bird Songs: The Final Recordings
(1992)
To Bird with Love
(1992)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review stated "This album and its companions might have worked better as videos, where one could still bask in Dizzy's live presence and thus experience the atmosphere of this celebration more fully".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Dizzy Gillespie except as indicated

  1. "Ornithology" (Benny Harris, Charlie Parker) – 15:31
  2. "Con Alma" – 9:20
  3. "Confirmation" (Parker) – 10:41
  4. "A Night in Tunisia" (Dizzy Gillespie, Felix Paparelli) – 21:46
  5. "The Diamond Jubilee Blues" – 4:14
  6. "The Theme" (Miles Davis) – 1:26

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Concord Music Group website Archived August 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine accessed April 22, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed April 22, 2012