Dizzy Gillespie – Closer to the Source

Dizzy Gillespie
Recorded at Bear Tracks (NY), A&M Studios (California) and Criteria Studio (Miami), 1984.
Mixed at King Studio, Tokio, Japan, 1984.
Mastered at Mtx Mastering Studio, St. Légier, Switzerland.

1 Could It Be You 5:14
2 It’s Time For Love 5:00
3 Closer To The Source 4:57
4 You’re No. 1 In My Book 4:23
5 Iced Tea 6:20
6 Just Before Dawn 4:52
7 Textures 7:09

Dizzy Gillespie (vocals);
Angel Rogers (vocals);
Hiram Bullock (guitar);
Stevie Wonder (harmonica, synthesizer);
Sonny Fortune (alto saxophone);
Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone);
Kenny Kirkland, Barry J. Eastmond (keyboards);
Marcus Miller (synthesizer, bass guitar);
Thom Barney (bass guitar);
Tony Cintron Jr., Buddy Williams (drums);
Mino Cinelu, Marty Bracey (percussion).

Various Artists – “That’s The Way I Feel” Now A Tribute To Thelonious Monk

Label: A&M Records – SP 96600
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Canada
Released: 1984
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop, Post Bop

1 Thelonious
Bass – Tom Fowler
Drums – Chester Thompson
Trombone [Bass] – Phil Teele
Trombone, Arranged By – Bruce Fowler*

2 Little Rootie Tootie
Bass – Joseph Spampinato*
Drums – Tom Ardolino
Guitar – Al Anderson (2)
Performer – NRBQ, Whole Wheat Horns, The
Piano – Terry Adams (2)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Keith Spring
Trombone – Donn Adams

3 Reflections
Guitar, Arranged By – Steve Khan
Synthesizer, Arranged By – Donald Fagen

4 Blue Monk
Piano, Arranged By – Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)*

5 Misterioso
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Victor Lewis
French Horn – Vincent Chancey
Guitar – Hiram Bullock
Organ, Arranged By – Carla Bley
Percussion, Effects [Special Effects] – Manolo Badrena
Performer – Carla Bley Band, The
Piano – Kenny Kirkland
Saxophone [Alto, Baritone] – Steve Slagle
Saxophone [Tenor] – Johnny Griffin
Trombone – Gary Valente
Trumpet – Mike Mantler*
Tuba – Bob Stewart
Vocals [The Voice Of Death] – Hal Willner

6 Pannonica
Piano [Tack Piano], Arranged By – Barry Harris (2)

7 Ba-Lue-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, Donald Ray Mitchell, Harry Bowens, Sweet Pea Atkinson
Flute – David Was
Guitar, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Horn Arrangment] – Don Was
Percussion – Larry Fratangelo
Performer – Was (Not Was)
Saxophone [Alto] – David McMurray
Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael Ward (3)
Trombone – Jervonny Collier
Trumpet – Marcus Belgrave
Vocals – Sheila Jordan

8 Brilliant Corners
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Joey Barron*
Guitar – Brenden Harkein*, John Scofield
Guitar, Arranged By – Mark Bingham

9 Ask Me Now
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy
Saxophone [Tenor], Arranged By – Charlie Rouse
B5 Monk’s Mood
Bass – Buster Williams
Drums, Percussion – Victor Lewis
French Horn – Gregory Williams (2), Vincent Chancey, Bill Warnick*
French Horn [Solo] – Willie Ruff
French Horn, Celesta, Arranged By – Sharon Freeman
Piano – Kenneth Barron*

10 Four In One
Saxophone [Alto], Arranged By – Gary Windo
Synthesizer, Keyboards, Guitar, Drum Programming, Arranged By – Todd Rundgren

11 Functional
Piano, Arranged By – Randy Weston

12 Evidence
Drums, Arranged By – Elvin Jones
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy

13 Shuffle Boil
Drums, Timpani – M.E. Miller*
Guitar, Vocals – Arto Lindsay
Noises [Game Calls], Saxophone [Alto], Clarinet, Arranged By – John Zorn
Piano, Organ, Celesta, Electronics – Wayne Horvitz

14 In Walked Bud
Bass – John Ore
Drums – Frankie Dunlop
Performer – Terry Adams and Friends
Piano – Terry Adams (2)
Saxophone [Alto] – Pat Patrick
Trombone – Roswell Rudd

15 Criss Cross
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar – Eugene Chadbourne
Drums, Percussion – David Licht
Performer, Arranged By – Shockabilly
Piano, Organ, Bass, Trombone [Alto], Percussion [Dad’s Clocks], Performer [Tapes] – Mark Kramer*

16 Jackie-ing
Bass – Steve Swallow
Clarinet – Don Davis (3)
Clarinet, Saxophone [Tenor] – Mars Williams
Drums – Joey Barron*
Guitar – Brenden Harkein*, John Scofield
Guitar, Arranged By – Mark Bingham
Saxophone [Bass], Whistle – Ralph Carney
Trumpet – David Buck

17 ‘Round Midnight
Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Cello – Enrique Orango*, Muneer Abdul Fataah
Clarinet – Lawrence Feldman, Steve Slagle
Clarinet [Bass] – Ken McIntyre
Concertmaster – Jerry Little
Conductor – Sharon Freeman
Drums – Buddy Williams
Piano, Arranged By – Joe Jackson
Viola – Crystal Garner, Maxine Roach
Violin – Cheryl Hong, Karen Gilbert, Melanie Baker, Sandra Billingsles*, Stan Hunt*

18 Friday The Thirteenth
Vibraphone [Vibes], Marimba, Percussion [Additional] – Dave Samuels
Vocals, Arranged By – Bob Dorough, Bobby McFerrin

19 Work
Bass – Marcus Miller
Drums – Anton Fig
Guitar – Peter Frampton
Guitar, Arranged By, Other [Concept] – Chris Spedding

20 Gallop’s Gallop
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy

21 Bye-Ya
Bass, Arranged By – Steve Swallow
Drums, Arranged By – Ed Blackwell
Piano, Arranged By – Dr. John
Saxophone [Alto], Arranged By – Steve Slagle

22 Bemsha Swing
Piano, Electric Piano, Arranged By – Gil Evans
Saxophone [Soprano], Arranged By – Steve Lacy

Serenade For The City – Michal Urbaniak

Original Released: 1980 with Label Motown

This production has been re-issued by the artist himself on his label UBX but with a different cover, some of the compositions have undergone a title change and there are 3 extra tracks not available in the original release.

Personnel are:
Michal Urbaniak on violin and lyricon
Barry Eastmond on keyboards
Kenny Kirkland on keyboards
Rick Galloway on percussion
Yogi Horton and Buddy Williams on drums
Marcus Miller on bass
Doc Powell on guitar
Urszula Dudziak on vocals and percussion

Track Listing:
1. Bad Times (not found on the original release)
2. Circular Road (sampled above)
3. Nanava
4. Sometimes
5. Serenada (entitled “Serenade for the City” on the original release)
6. Mika (entitled “Samba Miko” on the original release)
7. Fall
8. Kasia (entitled “Joy” on the original release)
9. Vanessa
10. North One (not found on the original release)
11. French Kiss (not found on the original release)