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Dizzy Reece discography

This is a discography of Dizzy Reece albums and albums by other musicians that feature Dizzy Reece.

There is still quite a bit of work to be done on this list, especially in early years.


Dizzy Reece: leader and co-leader discography

A New Star, Dizzy Reece, 1956, Tempo LAP 3

Tracks : O Moon, This Is Always, Please Call, Bing, Batch, Now Is The Time

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Sammy Walker, Tony Crombie, Lennie Bush, Phil Seamen

The music on this 10" LP was subsequently released on an expanded album on Jasmine.

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Top Trumpets: Deuchar Plays Deuchar / Dizzy Blows Bird, Jimmy Deuchar / Dizzy Reece, 1956, Tempo TAP 4

Tracks : Four X , E , Colne Springs , Red Barrel, Blue Bird (Take 1) , Yardbird Suite , How Deep Is The Ocean ,Blue Bird (Take 2)

Musicians: Tracks 1-4: Jimmy Deuchar, Derek Humble, Ken Wray, Stan Tracy, Lennie Bush, Tony Crombie / Tracks 5-8: Dizzy Reece, Terry Shannon, Lennie Bush, Phil Seaman

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Progress Report, Dizzy Reece, 1957, Tempo TAP 9

Tracks : Information to be added

Musicians: Information to be added

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Changing The Jazz at Buckingham Palace, Dizzy Reece and Tubby Hayes, 1957, Savoy MG 12111

Tracks : Hall Hears the Blues, Nicole, Bluebird, How Deep is the Ocean?, Bluebird, No. 2, Yardbird Suite

Musicians : Tracks 1-2: Tubby Hayes, Dickie Hawdon, Harry South, Pete Elderfield, Bill Eyden / Tracks 3-6: Dizzy Reece, Terry Shannnon, Lennie Bush, Phil Seamen

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Swingin' The Blues, Various Artists, 1958, Tempo TAP 21

Tracks : Bang (Dizzy Reece), Message to the Messengers (Tubby Hayes), Brawl for all (Victor Feldman), Doxy (Vic Ash Quartet), Strollin' (Victor Feldman / Tubby Hayes), Opus de funk (Jimmy Deuchar), Blow Mr. Dexter (Don Rendell), Swingin' in Studio Two (Jimmy Deuchar)

Notes : The Dizzy Reece track is probably a track originally released on an EP.

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Blues In Trinity, Dizzy Reece, 1958, Blue Note 4006

Tracks : Blues in Trinity, I Had the Craziest Dream, Close-Up, Shepherd's Serenade, Color Blind, 'Round About Midnight

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Donald Byrd, Tubby Hayes, Terry Shannon, Lloyd Thompson, Art Taylor

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Star Bright, Dizzy Reece, 1959, Blue Note 4023

Tracks : The Rake, I'll Close My Eyes, Groovesville, The Rebound, I Wished on the Moon, A Variation on Monk

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor

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Soundin' Off, Dizzy Reece, 1960, Blue Note 4033

Tracks : A Ghost of a Chance, Once in a While, Eb Pob, Yesterdays, Our Love Is Here to Stay, Blue Streak

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Walter Bishop Jr., Doug Watkins, Art Taylor

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Asia Minor, Dizzy Reece, 1962, New Jazz 8274

Tracks : The Shadow Of Khan, The Story Of Love, Yamask, Spiritus Parkus (Parker's Spiritus), Summertime, Ackmet

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Joe Farrell, Cecil Payne, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, Charlie Persip

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From In To Out, Dizzy Reece, 1970, Futura GER 16

Tracks : Communion, Contact, Krisis, Summit

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, John Gilmore, Siegfried Kessler, Patrice Caratani, Art Taylor

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Manhattan Project, Dizzy Reece Sextet, 1978, Bee Hive BH 7001

Tracks : Con Man, Manhattan Walk, Yule On The Hudson, Woody 'n You, One For Trane

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Clifford Jordan, Charles Davis, Albert Dailey, Art Davis, Roy Haynes

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Blowin' Away, Dizzy Reece & Ted Curson, 1978, Interplay

Tracks : Stella By Starlight, All The Things You Are, Bass Conclave, Moose The Mooche, Marjo, Walkin'

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Ted Curson, Claude Williamson, Sam Jones, Roy Haynes

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Comin' On!, Dizzy Reece, 1999, Blue Note

Tracks : Ye Olde Blues, The Case Of The Frightened Lover, Tenderly, Achmet, The Story Of Love, Sands, Comin' On, Goose Dance, The Things We Did Last Summer

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Stanley Turrentine, Musa Kaleem, Bobby Timmons, Duke Jordan, Jymie Merritt, Sam Jones, Al Harewood, Art Blakey

Recorded at sessions in April and July 1960.

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Mosaic Select 11: Dizzy Reece, 2004, Mosaic MS-011

Brings together the material recorded in the late 1950s and early 1960s for Blue Note and released on the albums; Blues in Trinity, Star Bright, Soundin' Off, and Comin' On!.

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Nirvana: The Zen Of The Jazz Trumpet, Dizzy Reece, 2006, Jazz Vision Records

Tracks : Introduction, Ananda's Heart, Samadhi Junction, Maya's Dance, Text, Nirvana

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Mike Longo Lee Hudson, James Worth

Uncertain of recording date.

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Dizzy Reece: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Progressive Jazz, The In Town Jazz Group, 1955, Decca LF 1217

Tracks : I've Got You Under My Skin, I Can't Get Started, Good Queen Bess, 52nd Street Theme

Musicians : Dizzy Reece, Johnny Rogers, Kathleen Stobart, Eddie Thompson, Jack Fallon, Don Lawson

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Victor Feldman Septet, Victor Feldman Septet, 1955, Tempo LAP 5

Tracks : Sonor, Brawl For All, When, Hand In Hand, Sunshine On A Dull Day, Big Fist

Musicians : Victor Feldman, Dizzy Reece, Derek Humble, Tommy Pollard, Lennie Bush, Tony Crombie

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Presenting Tony Crombie No.1, Tony Crombie And His Orchestra, 1955, Decca DFE 6247

Tracks : Stop It, All Of Me, Perdido, Love You Madly

Musicians : Tony Crombie, Dizzy Reece, Les Condon, Joe Temperley, Sammy Walker, Lennie Dawes, Harry South, Ashley Kozak

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Modern Jazz Scene 1956, Tubby Hayes And His Orchestra / The New Jazz Group / Vic Ash Quartet, 1956, Tempo TAP 2

Tracks : Orient Line, Plymouth Rock, Room 608, Sophisticated Lady, Mambo Tittoro, Any Questions?, These Foolish Things, Umf, Early Morning, Doxy, Blue Lou

Musicians : Tracks 1-5: Tubby Hayes, Ian Hamer, Dickie Hawdon, Mike Senn, Jackie Sharpe, Harry South, Pete Blannin, Bill Eyden / Tracks 6-8: Dizzy Reece, Derek Smith, Sammy Stokes, Allan Ganley / Tracks 9-11: Vic Ash, Terry Shannon, Pete Elderfield, Benny Goodman

Recorded at the National Jazz Federation concert in February 1956 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

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Suite Sixteen, Victor Feldman, 1958, Contemporary 7541

Tracks : Cabaletto, Elegy, Suite Sixteen, Sonar, Big Top, Duffle Coat, Brawl For All, Sunshine On A Dull Day, Maenya

Musicians : Victor Feldman, Dizzy Reece, Jimmy Watson, Jimmy Deuchar, Ken Wray, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Derek Humble, Harry Klein, John Burden, Jim Powell, Norman Stenfalt, Tommy Pollard, Eric Peter, Lennie Bush, Phil Seamen, Tony Crombie

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In London, Vol. 1: The Quartet, Victor Feldman, 1957, Tempo TAP 8

Tracks : Jackpot, Karen, You Are Too Beautiful, You Are My Heart's Delight, The Minor & The Major, The Toff, Wilbert's Tune

Musicians : Victor Feldman, Terry Shannon, Pete Blannin, Phil Seamen, Dizzy Reece (probably only on one track)

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In London, Vol. 2: Big Band, Victor Feldman, 1957, Tempo TAP 12

Tracks : Blues In Two Modes, Jennie, One Momentum, Karen, Wood Work, It Ain't Necessarily So, Short Circuit

Musicians : Victor Feldman, Jimmy Deuchar, Dizzy Reece, Bobby Pratt, Ken Wray, Derek Humble, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Joe Temperley, Pete King, John Burden, Jim Powell, Norman Stenfalt, Terry Shannon, Lennie Bush, Kenny Napper, Phil Seamen

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Transatlantic Alliance, Victor Feldman with Tubby Hayes, 1958, Tempo TAP 19

Tracks : Four, The Gipsy, Get Up, Stomp, Wail, Ballad Medley, Wailing Wall

Musicians : Victor Feldman, Dizzy Reece, Jimmy Deuchar, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Lennie Bush, Kenny Napper, Tony Crombie, Benny Goodman, Lloyd Thompson, Phil Seamen

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Swingin' The Blues, Various Artists, 1958, Tempo TAP 21

Tracks : Bang (Dizzy Reece), Message to the Messengers (Tubby Hayes), Brawl for all (Victor Feldman), Doxy (Vic Ash Quartet), Strollin' (Victor Feldman / Tubby Hayes), Opus de funk (Jimmy Deuchar), Blow Mr. Dexter (Don Rendell), Swingin' in Studio Two (Jimmy Deuchar)

Musicians : Dizzy Reece probably plays on both Victor Feldman tracks. Strollin' is possible previously unreleased.

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Flight To Jordan, Duke Jordan, 1960, Blue Note 4046

Tracks : Flight to Jordan, Star Brite, Squawkin', Deacon Joe, Split Quick, Si-Joya

Musicians : Duke Jordan, Dizzy Reece, Stanley Turrentine, Reggie Workman, Art Taylor

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20th And 30th Anniversary, Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band, 1968, MPS

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The Flip, Hank Mobley, 1969, Blue Note 4329

Tracks : The Flip, Feelin' Folksy, Snappin' Out, 18th Hole, Early Morning Stroll

Musicians : Hank Mobley, Dizzy Reece, Slide Hampton, Vince Benedetti, Alby Cullaz, Philly Joe Jones

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A Day In Copenhagen, Dexter Gordon, 1969, MPS

Tracks : My Blues, You Don't Know What Love Is, A New Thing, What's New, The Shadow Of Your Smile, A Day In Vienna

Musicians : Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Reece, Slide Hampton, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Orsted-Pedersen, Art Taylor

Subsequently released in the US on Prestige in 1970.

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A Day In Copenhagen, Dexter Gordon, 1970, Prestige PR 7763

Tracks : My Blues, You Don't Know What Love Is, A New Thing, What's New, The Shadow Of Your Smile, A Day In Vienna

Musicians : Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Reece, Slide Hampton, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Orsted-Pedersen, Art Taylor

Originally released on MPS in 1969 in Germany.

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Jazz Festival Zürich, Various Artists, 1970, MPS

Tracks : Love For Sale (Harry Burgess & Bones Galore), Mood And Beat (Oliver Berney - Eric Gigante Quintet), Blues For J (The Step Out With Soul Jazz Group), Big Butter And Egg Man (Raymond Droz Dixie Jazz Group), Sunday (Henri Chaix Quintet), Japan Suite (Metronome Quintet), Crazy Drums (Dennis & The New Rhythm Kings), Lampe (Aladar Pege Quartet), Mambo Jack The Scoffer (Dave Pike Set), Eleven Beat Blues (Dizzy Reece & The German-Swiss Radio Jazz Orchestra), Walk And Talk (Dizzy Reece & The German-Swiss Radio Jazz Orchestra), Bunauara (George Gruntz Dream Group)

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Multifaced Gerry: Sings Ellington, Edgar, Gershwin, Porter, Youmans, Gerry van der Klei, 1975, Basart / Joker

Tracks : There's No Business Like Showbusiness, Too Good Too Title, Sometimes I'm Happy, My Man Is Gone Now, C'est Magnifique, Walzy Mood, Blues, The One And Only Duke, More Than You Know, Deed I Do, Solitude

Musicians : Gerrie van der Klei plus a big band that includes: Benny Bailey, Dizzy Reece, Slide Hampton, Frank Rosolino, Gijs Hendriks, Johnny Griffin, Bert van Erk, Arthur Taylor

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Inward Fire, Clifford Jordan, 1977, Muse 5128

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It's Easy to Remember, Art Matthews, 1979, Baystate RVJ-6052

Tracks : Samba Ebony, Love Dreams, I'll Remember April, 5/4 Thing, It's Easy to Remember

Musicians : Art Matthews, Archie Shepp, Alan Dawson, Bill Pierce, Dizzy Reece, Charles Farnborough

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Africaine, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, 1980, Blue Note LT 1088

Tracks from unreleased session in 1959.

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Round Midnight, Philly Joe Jones, 1980, Lotus

Tracks : That's Earl Brother, It Don't Mean A Thing, Round Midnight, Percy

Musicians : Philly Joe Jones, Dizzy Reece, Bent Jędig, Larry Vuckovich, Isla Eckinger

This may be a bootleg.

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French Cooking, Paris Reunion Band, 1985, Sonet

Tracks : Klook's Theme, Sweet Love Of Mine, The Burner, Waltz, Callitwhachawanna

Musicians : Woody Shaw, Dizzy Reece, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Nathan Davis, Kenny Drew, Jimmy Woode, Billy Brooks

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'Round About Midnight, Ted Curson Groups with Dizzy Reece, 1989, Trend

Tracks : Pent-Up House, Stella By Starlight, Walkin', 'Round About Midnight, Bass Conclave, Lin's Garden, Snake Johnson, Marjo, All the Things You Are

Musicians : Ted Curson, Dizzy Reece, Bill Saxton, Mike Morgenstern, Claude Williamson, Jim McNeely, Ryo Kawasaki, Mike Richmond, Sam Jones, Ray Drummond, Roy Haynes, Adam Nussbaum, Montego Joe

A CD release of tracks from the 3 Interplay LPs: Blowin' Away (1978), The Trio (1979) and I Heard Mingus (1980).

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Down Through The Years: Live At Condon's, Clifford Jordan Big Band, 1992, Milestone 9197

Tracks : I Waited For You, Highest Mountain, Con Man, Down Through The Years, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Status Quo, Japanese Dream, Third Avenue, Charlie Parker's Last Supper

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, Steve Furtado, Dean Pratt, Dizzy Reece, Don Sickler, Brad Shigeta, Lou Orensteen, Willie Williams, Jerome Richardson, Sue Terry, Charles Davis, Kiane Zawadi, Ronnie Mathews, David Williams, Vernel Fournier

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Play What You Feel, Clifford Jordan Big Band, 1997, Mapleshade

Tracks : Third Avenue, Angelica, Old Bo, I Waited For You, Introduction To Evidence, Evidence, I'll Be Around, Bearcat, Down Through The Years, Charlie Parker's Last Supper, Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, Dizzy Reece, Dean Pratt, Don Sickler, Joe Gardner, Kiane Zawadi, Benny Powell, Junior Cook, Lou Orenstein, Willie Williams, Charles Davis, John Jenkins, Robert Eldridge, Ronnie Mathews, Ed Howard, Tommy Campbell

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Passing Ships, Andrew Hill, 2003, Andrew Hill

Tracks : Andrew Hill, Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw, Julian Priester, Joe Farrell, Howard Johnson, Robert Northern, Ron Carter, Lenny White

Musicians : Sideways, Passing Ships, Plantation Bag, Noon Tide, The Brown Queen, Cascade, Yesterday's Tomorrow

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Last updated April 2015