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After too long a period in the studios, talented trumpeter Jon Faddis returned to jazz with this brilliant effort. Best known for his ability to closely emulate his idol, Dizzy Gillespie (far from an easy feat), Faddis pays tribute to Gillespie with "Night in Tunisia" and "Things to Come." However, he also does a close imitation of Roy Eldridge on "Little Jazz," pays homage to Louis Armstrong on "West End Blues," shows sensitivity on Thad Jones' "A Child Is Born," and performs three other numbers. With the assistance of tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Mel Lewis, Jon Faddis is in superb form throughout this outstanding release, his definitive recording.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431429128
catalogNumber: 4291
Rank: 84884

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Faddis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Kenny Barron   Piano
Ray Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Jon Faddis   Arranger
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer,Liner Notes
Harold Land   Contributor
Mel Lewis   Contributor
King Oliver   Composer
Marty Sheller   Arranger
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Kenny Barron   Contributor
Ray Brown   Contributor
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Bennett Rubin   Producer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Tom Burgess   Art Direction
Buster Harding   Composer

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