Albums The Best Dizzy Gillespie Albums of All Time  

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Dizzy Gillespie is known to many as one of the best jazz musicians of all time. List of the best Dizzy Gillespie albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Dizzy Gillespie discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Dizzy Gillespie albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Dizzy Gillespie singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Dizzy Gillespie album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Dizzy Gillespie album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Dizzy Gillespie album of all time?" or "What are the top Dizzy Gillespie albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list contains albums like Bird and Diz and Sonny Side Up.

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Bird and Diz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dizzy Gillespie Albums of All Time
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Bird and Diz


1. Bloomdido
2. My Melancholy Baby
3. Relaxin' with Lee    
4. Passport
5. Leap Frog    
6. An Oscar for Treadwell    
7. Mohawk
8. Visa

Release Date: 1952

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker

Tracks: An Oscar for Treadwell, Mohawk, Relaxing With Lee, Passport, Leap Frog, + more

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Jazz, Bebop

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Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillesp... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dizzy Gillespie Albums of All Time
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1. Caravan
2. Mozambique
3. Autumn Leaves
4. Close Your Eyes
5. Blues for Bird
6. Dizzy Atmosphere
7. Alone Together
8. Con Alma

Release Date: 1987

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson

Tracks: Alone Together, Close Your Eyes, Mozambique, Autumn Leaves, Con alma, + more

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Sonny Side Up is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dizzy Gillespie Albums of All Time
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Sonny Side Up


1. On the Sunny Side of the Street
2. The Eternal Triangle
3. After Hours
4. I Know That You Know

Release Date: 1961

Artist: Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt

Tracks: On the Sunny Side of the Street, The Eternal Triangle, I Know That You Know, After Hours

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Sonny Side Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dizzy Gillespie Albums of All Time
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Sonny Side Up


1. On the Sunny Side of the Street
2. The Eternal Triangle
3. After Hours
4. I Know That You Know

Release Date: 1958

Artist: Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt

Tracks: On the Sunny Side of the Street, The Eternal Triangle, I Know That You Know, After Hours

Genres (Music): Jazz, Bebop, Hard bop

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