Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 15

Stormy Monday (With Dizzy Gillespie A.O.)

Album 1978 MontreuxWith Dizzy Gillespie

Album (bootleg CD): Ray Charles Meets Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz File JF1005, S.a.

Ray Charles fooled around several times with citations from Stormy Monday (Madrid 1975The Hague 1980), but this version with a combo led by Dizzy Gillespie came closest to a complete rendition (although Ray had trouble again to get the rhythm section in the right tempo).

Ray Charles (el.p.), Dizzy Gillespie (tp), David Fathead Newman – ts, Mickey Roker (ds), Kenny Burrel (g), George Duvivier (b). Solos: KB – g; DG – tp.


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