The New Continent

The New Continent is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band featuring performances arranged and composed by Lalo Schifrin and conducted by Benny Carter recorded in 1962 and released on the Limelight label.[2] The CD reissue added four bonus tracks originally released on An Electrifying Evening with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (Verve, 1961).

The New Continent
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember, 1962
United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
LabelLimelight LS/LM 86022
Dizzy Gillespie chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Lalo Schifrin except as indicated

  1. "The Empire" - 5:48
  2. "The Conquerors" - 7:32
  3. "The Legend of Atlantis" - 7:43
  4. "The Chains" - 9:10
  5. "The Swords" - 4:06
  6. "Chorale" - 5:48
  7. "Kush" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 11:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Salt Peanuts" (Kenny Clarke, Gillespie) – 7:08 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) – 6:46 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "The Mooche" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 11:43 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at United Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California in September, 1962 (tracks 1-6) and at The Museum Of Modern Art in New York City on February 9, 1961 (tracks 7-10)