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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. Tour De Force
    2. Dizzy Meets Sonny
    3. Ballad Medley: Old Folks/What's New?/How Deep is the Ocean?
    4. Mean to Me
    5. Blues for Bird

    • Release Date: 1999
    • Artist: Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, Sonny Stitt, Percy Heath, Charlie Persip
    • Tracks: Dizzy Meets Sonny, Toure de Force, Ballad Medley: Old Folks / What's New? / How Deep Is the Ocean?
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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    1. Dizzy's Business
    2. Jessica's Day
    3. Tour de Force
    4. I Can't Get Started
    5. Doodlin'
    6. A Night in Tunisia
    7. Stella by Starlight
    8. The Champ
    9. My Reverie
    10. Dizzy's Blues

    • Release Date: 1956
    • Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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    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
    • Label: Mercury Records
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Bebop
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    1. Dizzy Atmosphere
    2. I'm Thru' with Love"/"Without a Word of Warning"/"Sweet Lorraine"/"Love Walked In"/"September Song
    3. On the Alamo"/"Stompin' at the Savoy"/"This Time the Dream's on Me"/"Time After Time"/"Gone with the Wind
    4. The Way You Look Tonight

    • Release Date: 1957
    • Artist: Dizzy Gillespie
    • Tracks: The Way You Look Tonight, On the Alamo / Stompin' at the Savoy / This Time the Dream's on Me / Time After Time / Gone With the Wind, Dizzy Atmosphere
    • Genres (Music): Jazz
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