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Just shouting we’re number one doesn’t necessarily make it so. But when year after year, your peers say you are number one at what you do, everyone should listen. So get ready for a musician whose style was as unique as his visage and the horn he played with Volume 102: The Greatest Trumpet.

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Credits and Copyrights:

The Dizzy Gillespie Octet Featuring Benny Golson – The Greatest Trumpet Of Them All
Label: Verve Records – MG V-8352, Verve Records – MG V 8352
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: 1959 but it was recorded December 17, 1957 in New York City
Genre: Jazz

Alto Saxophone – Gigi Gryce
Baritone Saxophone – “Pee-Wee” Moore*
Bass – Tommy Bryant
Drums – Charlie Persip
Piano – Ray Bryant
Tenor Saxophone – Benny Golson
Trombone – Henry Coker
Trumpet – Dizzy Gillespie

We’ll hear 5 of the 8 tunes on the record.

Blues After Dark
Benny Golson 1957

Gigi Gryce 1952

Out Of The Pas
written by Jon Hendricks, Benny Golson 1958

A Night At Tony’s
written by Gigi Gryce 1957

Smoke Signals
written by Gigi Gryce 1955

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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