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The Best Dizzy Gillespie Albums of All Time

Updated August 19, 2019 207 votes 56 voters 8.3k views13 items

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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.

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    1. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
    2. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
    3. Exactly Like You
    4. It's the Talk of the Town
    5. Impromptu
    6. One Alone
    7. Girl of My Dreams
    8. Siboney, Pt. 1
    9. Siboney, Pt. 2

    • Release Date: 1955
    • Artist: Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie
    • Tracks: Impromptu, Siboney, Part II
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Bebop
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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
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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    1. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
    2. My Man
    3. Moonglow
    4. St. Louis Blues
    5. Woody 'N' You
    6. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away)
    7. There Is No Greater Love
    8. I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)
    9. There Is No Greater Love
    10. There Is No Greater Love
    11. There Is No Greater Love
    12. I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)

    • Release Date: 1959
    • Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
    • Tracks: Woody 'n' You, My Man, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away)
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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    1. Bebop
    2. Good Bait
    3. Medley: "I Can't Get Started"/"'Round Midnight" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
    4. Dizzy Atmosphere
    5. November Afternoon
    6. This Lovely Feeling
    7. The Day After
    8. Cup Bearers
    9. Early Mornin' Blues

    • Release Date: 1963
    • Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
    • Tracks: Longing to Come Home, Tom's Dinner, Sunshine & Rain
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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