Dizzy Gillespie with compositions and arrangements by Lalo Schifrin for Limelight from 1962.
Bass - Buddy Clark , Chris White (3) Conductor - Benny Carter Drums - Mel Lewis , Rudy Collins
French Horn - Ches Thompson* , Luis Kant , Stewart Rensey Guitar - Al Henrickson Percussion - Emil Richards , Francisco Aquabella , Larry Bunker Piano - Lalo Schifrin Reeds - Bill Hood , Bill Perkins , Charlie Kennedy , James Moody , Phil Woods Trombone - Frank Rosolino , Kenny Shroyer , Mike Barone , Bob Edmondson* Trumpet - Al Porcino , Conte Candoli , Dizzy Gillespie , Ray Triscari , Stu Williamson Tuba - Red Callender
Written-By, Arranged By - Lalo Schifrin
The New Continent was the last original work composed by Schifrin for Gillespie during his two years on tour as pianist for Dizzy's quintet.It was first performed at the September 1962 Monterey Jazz Festival with an orchestra conducted by Benny Carter.At two sessions,before and after the festival,it was recorded in Hollywood.Lalo's final performance with Dizzy was a repeat of this work with an ensemble at Lincoln Centre in New York.
It consists of six movements and much of Schifrin's later to become characteristic sound is to be heard here.Excellent playing by Gillespie and the ensemble make this,in my opinion,an under-rated lp which should be better known.
This made a cd reissue in Japan some years ago-I have ripped this post from the original vinyl @320.