Thanks again to all who helped with discog info.
I picked up a used copy of the CD for too much $$ via Amazon.
Typically strange behavior by Universal mega-glomerate. They reissued all of the Sonet jazz albums
... only in Europe. Yet, a lot of them were actually recorded in the USA and all but one of them
feature exclusively American artists. Sure, Sonet was a Swedish/UK label, but it makes no sense not
to release this worldwide, or at least in the country of origin of the artists and/or recordings.
And, apparently, even though they were released in 2004, they are now out of print. And further
bizarro, Universal didn't issue them as low-grade iTunes like they done with most of their jazz
stuff that was out on CD and is now out of print.
I put my friend who is working a 15-month assignment in Sweden on the case and hopefully won't have
to pay megabux to get the rest of this catalog.
Wonder how much more jazz made in USA but recorded for European and Asian based labels will never
get reissued here???
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 7:20 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] seeking discography info -- Dizzy Gillespie album
>I have here a tape that is labelled Side A of an LP, tape box says Sonet, which I assume is the
>label. It's a Dizzy Gillespie album, I'm guessing from the mid-70's based on the recording style
>and playing quality. It's Dizzy, not in prime form, a very good sax player, piano, bass and drums.
>Side A songs are:
> Groovin' High
> Blues N Boogie
> These are NOT the original bebop era songs, but mid-70's remakes. Running times are 8-10 minutes
> No tape in the stack for side B and no other info on the tape box (these tapes were given to me by
> a jazz fan who I think frequented music libraries back in the day and made tapes of a lot of LPs).
> I could find no information on this album at All Music. I believe Dizzy was under contract to
> Pablo throughout the 70's but none of these songs show up on his Pablo studio albums of that era.
> Could this have been an album briefly released in England or France?
> Any further info on the album would be great. I'd love to know the other players, particularly the
> sax guy. And what songs were on side B.
> -- Tom Fine